Mark Alexander


Mark Alexander joined Dstl in 2009 as Finance Director. He is a non-executive director of Dstl’s wholly-owned technology transfer subsidiary Ploughshare Ltd and the Dstl Representative on the Board of Tetricus Ltd, a business incubator and associate company of Dstl.

Mark trained as a chartered accountant with Binder Hamlyn (now part of Deloitte), qualifying in 1988. He spent three years in corporate finance in the City, working on the electricity privatisation in 1990. He moved into industry in 1991, joining AEA Technology, which he helped to float on the London Stock Exchange in 1996. He has spent 18 years working in technology-based organisations as well as working in senior financial positions at construction group Bovis Lend Lease and train operator Laing Rail. Before joining Dstl, he was Finance Director at Ordnance Survey.

Previous roles in government

  1. Finance Director, Dstl