Alex Favier has over a decade of global and political affairs experience and an outstanding track-record of innovation, impact and creativity working for some of the UK’s best universities.
Having built award-winning public affairs functions at both the University of Warwick and the University of Nottingham he has developed an international reputation for sector-leadership and collaboration. He has established groups such as the Russell Group Political Affairs Network, the UK Universities Overseas Campus Network and initiatives such as the UPP Civic University Commission, Nottingham in Parliament Day and the Universities for Nottingham civic partnership.
During his time at the University of Nottingham, he established the Institute for Policy and Engagement and served as the Director of Global and Political Affairs between 2018-2022; where he led on UK international government relations, reputation, campaigns and the development of the university’s civic strategy and post-Brexit European global engagement and research strategy. He led the University’s COVID-19 mutual aid programme and University of Nottingham’s Asymptomatic Testing Service in September 2020.
Most recently he has worked on secondment as the Director of International Relations at the Midlands Engine, where he launched the £33bn Midlands Investment Portfolio.
He combines his time on consultancy with his role as the Director of Global Reputation and Partnerships at the University of Nottingham, as Co-Chair of the UK Universities Overseas Campus Network (2021), as the European Representative on the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s Global Commission (2021) and, most importantly, as the Dad of Ava Favier (2020-present).