ALISA SWIDLER | SENIOR ADVISOR
Alisa Swidler campaigns for access to HIV treatment for adolescents across the globe via her work with Charlize Theron's Africa Outreach Project and Elton John's AIDS Foundation. She is an Academy Ambassador for the UK Minister of Education and is responsible for the twelve schools that comprise The Aspirations Academies Trust. Alisa served as Chair of the UK Conservative Party's Summer Party 2016, is a Patron of Conservative Way Forward and one of very few women in The Conservative Party's Leaders Group.
Alisa is on the Advisory Boards of both Virgin Unite and the Branson's Big Change Charitable Trust, focusing on the quality of education in the UK. Her latest campaign is around food poverty in the UK, specifically serving on the development board of Akshaya Patra with the goal of creating a centralised kitchen in London in order to provide thousands of school meals each day.
Born and raised in New York City, Alisa oversaw government affairs for Mayor Giuliani before moving abroad. She is a dual citizen and has lived outside of London for 15 years with her husband and 5 children.
Alisa is a Contributing Editor for Town & Country Magazine where she pens The A List and was profiled in the Telegraph Magazine in November 2016 as "The Most Connected Woman in London". She is currently curating the philanthropy segment of Harper's Bazaar's 100 Most Powerful British Women.