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Alex Spillius

Senior Advisor

Alex is a senior communications specialist and former foreign correspondent with expertise in high-profile campaigns and extensive experience working on major global stories.

He served as the Daily Telegraph’s Southeast Asia Correspondent, routinely reporting from challenging environments such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, and East Timor, as well as leading coverage of the Iraq war. He subsequently became Washington Correspondent, covering Barack Obama’s elections in 2008 and 2012, as well as US foreign policy, before returning to London as Diplomatic Correspondent.

As a communications adviser he has worked with Prince Ali of Jordan's FIFA presidential bid and the European Movement, as well as advising national election commissions in Sierra Leone and Papua New Guinea during general elections. A director of the media advisory firm Foreign Desk Ltd, he has provided strategic communications expertise and content creation advice to leading charities.

Most recently, Alex was the Head of Communications for Theirworld, a global education charity chaired by Sarah Brown, where he remains Senior Editorial Consultant. Alex has used his experience as a conflict correspondent to run workshops for journalists, including working with Atalanta to devise gender-sensitive training for Afghan reporters during the country's 2019 election.

Alex remains a contributor to outlets such as BBC Radio 4, the Sunday Times and the World Today, the Chatham House magazine. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Bristol.

Alex Spillius
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