Mr Alex Aiken

Mr Alex Aiken

 Executive Director of Government Communication, Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office Communications

Great Britain

Alex Aiken is the Executive Director of Government Communications. Based in Downing Street and the Cabinet Office, Alex is the most senior communications professional in the Civil Service. His role covers government communications strategy, management of the Cabinet Office and No.10 operation and leadership of the profession.

He was Director of Communications & Strategy at Westminster City Council, 2000-13. At Westminster he built a team that was recognised to be the best in local government and created a successful consultancy operation providing services to other organisations.

Before joining Westminster he held senior posts at Conservative Central Office, leading the Party’s Campaigns Unit from 1999-2000 and the Press Office between 1995 and 1999. He has trained politicians and officials in newly democratic states around the world in communications techniques.

He lives in Pimlico, London with his family.

Informed or Influenced? The Art of Decision-Making

Main Stage

This session will engage with the key issues surrounding human decision-making, from politics, to questions of identity, to capitalism. The panel will enable a conversation between many different disciplines: neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and sociology. We will consider how human decision-making has evolved. How do sense perceptions and experience form judgments that lead to a decision? What role […]

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