Communications Directors Roundtable: Alex Aiken, Executive Director of Government Communications, Cabinet Office

This roundtable event brings together senior communications professionals from across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to discuss current industry trends and challenges. This quarter's meeting will be led by Alex Aiken, Executive Director of Government Communications for the Cabinet Office and No. 10.


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  • About the speaker

    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.