Mark Alexander Defence Academy Operations Director

Mark Alexander

Defence Academy Operations Director

Mark Alexander joined the Defence Academy in December 2015, following six years as Finance Director at the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl). His responsibilities cover the Business Skills College, Technology School and Nuclear Department. Mark is also responsible for the Academy’s support functions, infrastructure and business development. He is leading a major transformation programme to modernise the Academy and chairs the Management Board. 

After a short career in the Royal Navy, Mark trained as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte. He has over 25 years’ finance and commercial experience, and has held numerous board positions. He has worked for AEA Technology plc, Chiltern Railways, Bovis Lend Lease, Ordnance Survey and Dstl. Mark is married to Jane and has two grown-up children. His interests include cycling, sailing, riding and rugby.