Douglas Alexander

Former Member of Parliament at Paisley and Renfrewshire South

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“The best leaders know how to get the best out of their teams”

Douglas Alexander

Former Member of Parliament at Paisley and Renfrewshire South

“Leadership isn't a rank, it's a responsibility”

Douglas Alexander, Senior Fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School and prominent ex-politician, joined LeadersIn for our exclusive live event: Unpredictable Times: Navigating Brexit, Trump and Other Challenges for 2017 and Beyond. In his engaging and topical interview, Douglas Alexander offers his in-depth thoughts on Brexit: from how it happened, to what the UK can actually expect when it comes to leaving the EU. Douglas also discusses his concerns on Donald Trump, whilst eloquently explaining why leadership is ultimately not a rank, but a responsibility.

Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School, a Visiting Professor at King’s College, London and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Chicago. Member of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a member of the Privy Council. Currently a strategic adviser to the international law firm Pinsent Masons and a senior adviser to U2 Frontman Bono on development and investment within and beyond Africa to drive economic growth. Formerly, a Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire South. Most recently served as Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for Her Majesty’s Official Opposition (2011-2015). Previously served in numerous senior UK Ministerial positions (2001-2010), including as Minister for Europe, Minister for Trade and Investment and Foreign Affairs, and as Secretary of State for Scotland, Secretary of State for International Development and the UK’s Governor of the World Bank.

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