Alex is a freelance researcher and co-operative activist, and a founder member of the consultancy.coop. He is a Member of the Institute of Economic Development (IED) and works to their Code of Practice.
He was Chair of Cardiff YMCA Housing Association until 2019, which runs the largest homeless hostel in Wales. He is Chair of Banc Cambria, an emerging mutual community bank for Wales. He has contributed to research reports for the Co-operative College, Co-operatives UK and the TUC which looked at co-operative solutions to the difficulties experienced by the self-employed.