Alex is the Senior Director of Safety and Security for Hilton for Europe, Middle East and Africa looking after 250+ hotels across 48 countries. Originally qualifying as a Medical Microbiologist in 1994, Alex’s career has spanned over 24 years to include roles in nursing and infection control in the National Health Service, an Environmental Health Officer in local government and for the last 15 years for Hilton in Safety and Security. Alex’s current role includes responsibility for security and counter terrorism, food safety, health and safety, fire safety, disability, crisis management, trading standards and public health. Alex leads a team of 23 safety and security professionals in addition to a large hotel based Safety/Security and HACCP workforce across EMEA. Alex is a member of the Institute of Security, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and sits on expert panels for the National Counter Terrorism Security Office/Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure crowded places group, British Hospitality Association and Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.