Alex Fox OBE
Alex joined Mayday as CEO in January 2022. Previously, Alex led Shared Lives Plus, the UK network for Shared Lives and Homeshare. Alex sits on the NHS Assembly and was Vice Chair of Think Local, Act Personal, developing the Asset Based Area model. He is a trustee of Alternative Futures Group (& previously of Social Care Institute for Excellence), an Honorary Senior Fellow, Birmingham University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He chaired the government’s review of health and care charities (2015-18), the Social Care Learning disability & Autism Advisory Group and co-founded the Social Care Innovation Network. Alex is author of A new health and care system: escaping the invisible asylum (Policy Press) and Meeting as Equals (RSA/NCVO) on building asset-based charities. He was awarded an OBE in 2017.
Over the years, I’ve admired Mayday’s work and heard my inspirational predecessor Pat McArdle speak about the radical path that Mayday has taken. Mayday is one of only a few charities which I’ve seen truly live its radical values and be willing to be led by what people really want. Mayday has developed an approach to supporting people going through tough times which works, and which has the potential to reach thousands and transform a system which is broken for too many people.