Understanding power for organisational integrity
Having successfully influenced for the Charity Governance Code’s Integrity Principle to include power dynamics, Alex along with nine independent colleagues, is exploring how power analysis can enable holistic and coherent approaches to organisational integrity. Power & Integrity is a new open-source nonprofit initiative they have co-founded. Its aim is to support sector level collaboration for understanding and addressing power at work. Please see its website in early 2023 for open source tools and for an emerging offer of consulting and workshops addressing power-sensitive governance and organisational integrity.
Enabling organisations to thrive with integrity
Alex’s consultancy & training offer includes:
- effective board and good governance training (Charity Governance Code and the Essential Trustee)
- support developing organisational integrity strategies, policies, and frameworks which enable a holistic and coherent approach to addressing social & environmental responsibility, culture, and misconduct
- focused areas of consultancy support includes practical application of ethical standards and decision making frameworks for corporate and high net value partnerships as well as organisational investments
- advising practitioners, boards and executives on ethics and integrity risk and decision-making frameworks
- bespoke ethics and integrity training and workshop
Experience, current and former roles
An innovative ethics leader with multi-sectoral experience, known for her breadth of applied ethics experience, Alex has extensive experience developing strategies, policies, and frameworks, which integrate ethics whilst navigating the complexities of operational realities. With a solid understanding of the need for an integrated approach, she addresses a broad range of ethical issues across operations, supply chains and partnerships.
Her last in-house role was Head of Ethics and Compliance for Oxfam GB following the safeguarding crisis in 2018. Alex spearheaded the strategy to address misconduct under one coherent framework. Prior to that, she set up the first corporate responsibility programme in the International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO) sector so that Oxfam GB could better ‘walk the talk’ in its campaigning on business, human rights, and the environment. She also draws on combined experience working in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.
Alex draws on power analysis theory from her MA in Gender and Development at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.
Alex is a Board Trustee of the Sophie Hayes Foundation which supports women survivors of human trafficking to achieve independence through employability. She also sits on the Risk and Finance Committee