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Profile: Alex Skelton

Chair, Finance & Operations Committee

Alex was co-opted to the Board in July 2020 and brings expertise in Finance and Marketing.

I was born in Ottawa and started my school life in the Canadian education system. My parents were so struck by the negative impact that it had on me that they began to search for alternatives. In 1984 they discovered the newly opened Ottawa Waldorf School, where I spent Class 1 and 2. In the summer of 1986, we moved to the UK and my sister and I joined Wynstones where we stayed until we left at the end of Class 12.

Waldorf education provided me with the opportunity to discover my own interests, take ownership of my own learning and to grow at my own pace. After leaving Wynstones, I studied Sport Science and Physics at Loughborough then trained to be a school teacher. Since leaving teaching, I have pursued a career in marketing, founded and run two marketing agencies, and served at board level at Wattbike, an exercise bike company, and Metia, a global marketing agency. Much of my career has involved working abroad but I am most happy returning home to my wife and two daughters in Nottingham. I hope that my experience in business and background in teaching will give me the perspective to help, support, and guide the regeneration of the charity’s mission.