The Women in Public Service Project is pleased to welcome Alex Robinson as the newest member of our Advisory Council. The WPSP Advisory Council provides advice and guidance to the WPSP Director and the Board of Directors on strategy and issues in their individual areas of expertise, in keeping with the goals and initiatives of WPSP. As a member of the Advisory Council, he will advise on the Project's programming and outreach in Canada.

Alex is currently employed as the Business Development Manager at Graham Construction and Engineering. He has over 30 years of diverse, volunteer, government and private sector senior experience gained through positions as the Vice President of Planning and Development at the Winnipeg Airport Authority and the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Winnipeg.

Alex’s educational background consists of degrees in Engineering and City Planning from the University of Manitoba where he was awarded the Mayor’s Medal for Significant Contributions to Urban Affairs. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School where he is currently a member of the Dean’s Executive Council.

His political experience ranges from being the Mayor of Winnipeg’s senior political advisor to participating in numerous Canadian local, provincial and federal election campaigns. Alex was also a volunteer in the 2012 Presidential Election Campaign for Barack Obama. He is currently a Fundraising Co-Chair for the Federal Liberal Party and has also volunteered for various cultural, community and educational groups ranging from the Winnipeg Art Gallery to Harvard University.

The WPSP Advisory Council consists of various public servants, private-sector leaders, and individuals dedicated to women’s policy and political leadership. See the full list of Advisory Council members here.