Alexandra gained A-Levels in French, History, Economics and Classical Civilisation and then went to the University of Warwick between 2002 and 2006 to read Art History & French where she gained a BA Honours.
After university she completed a number of internships at Sotheby’s and Christie’s to get some experience in the art and auction market. In 2006, she started her career as a researcher in the Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice at Harvey Nash – an AIM listed headhunting and recruitment company, before moving into a consultant’s role. A few years later she moved to New York to help set up the US recruitment operations of Harvey Nash. As an Associate, she was responsible for the end to end delivery of executive search roles, recruiting senior executives for multi-national listed and private organisations. During this time she established two networks for women on boards of companies and in leadership roles to advise on board diversity. In 2012 she moved back to London and joined Heidrick & Struggles, to manage their UK board practice and created The Leadership Network for women on boards.
She then moved to Visa – a Fortune 500 global technology payments company – as Head of Executive Talent Acquisition and is responsible for a team that recruits leaders for Visa globally, setting the strategy for senior level hiring, managing senior stakeholders and advising the company on diversity recruitment strategies.