DOVER, DE / ACCESSWIRE / October 19, 2022 / We are pleased to announce that Alexander Shead has been appointed as an Independent Director, effective October 16th, 2022. Alex previously served as Executive Director for the Company from July 2016 to October 2020.
Alex is Chairman of Lockton Pacific (2012-present), a subsidiary of Lockton Companies, Inc., the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance brokerage firm, ranked 8th largest globally. Alex is also the Responsible Manager with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
In 2008, Alex conceived the award-winning Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Food Ladder, and remains Chairman today. Food Ladder was one of the first NGOs in the world to use environmentally sustainable technologies to create food and economic security for communities affected by poverty. Alex was also the founder of Fair Repairs, a social enterprise which delivers training and employment opportunities to individuals suffering from long term unemployment and disadvantage.
Alex is a British, Australian and Swiss national, educated at Harrow School in England and La Sorbonne University in Paris, France. In 1993, Alex co-founded Stuart Alexander, leading the company to become one of the UK’s largest insurance and risk management advisory businesses, ultimately selling to AXA, UK.
In 2004, Alex relocated to Australia where he was a shareholder and director of Milne Alexander, a boutique insurance broking and advisory firm. From 2008 to 2014, Alex was the Executive Chairman of the Mecon Winsure Insurance Group, one of Australia’s leading insurance and underwriting agencies, acting as a Coverholder for Lloyd’s of London and local Australian insurers. Mecon Winsure Insurance Group was sold to ASX-listed Steadfast Group Ltd. in 2014.
Alex’s track record of creating shareholder value through Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity has spanned over three decades. Alex has a wide range of entrepreneurial experience and an in-depth knowledge of large-scale enterprise acquisition and operational integrations, having successfully led over 40 business transactions.