Alex Spillett

Alex joined RDA Illawarra as Policy Manager in November 2019, having previously spent four years with in the market research industry where he successfully managed important, complex research assignments for private sector and government clients.

In addition to experience in social and market research, he has over 30 years’ experience in leadership roles for national and international organisations. Alex has led smaller, family-owned businesses and managed business units for larger corporations, giving him a breadth of understanding for the key drivers of organisations. His industry experience covers: steel; materials handling; automation; packaging; glass; automotive; mining; and protective coatings – in both manufacturing and service applications. Alex’s skills and experience have been gained in senior General Managerial roles and Directorships; he has particular interest in strategy, business improvement and team development.

Alex gained his undergraduate qualifications at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), later adding an MBA from the University of Wollongong. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers & Leaders (FIML) and the Australian Marketing Institute (FAIM) as well as a Certified Practicing Marketer (CPM).