Ordnance Survey welcomes new finance director

Ordnance Survey welcomes new finance director


Mark Alexander will head the national mapping agency’s finance, procurement and programme delivery teams.

He has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of financial management in both the private and public sectors, most recently with the construction group Bovis Lend Lease. He has also held senior roles at train operator Laing Rail and in the technology sector at science and engineering group AEA Technology.

“Mark brings a wealth of talent and experience from different industries,” says Ordnance Survey’s Director General and Chief Executive, Vanessa Lawrence CB. “He will offer us added strength in strategic planning, business analysis and management as we go forward with delivering the benefits of our digital mapping data and other geographic information.”

Mr Alexander, 48, started his career in the Royal Navy and later trained as a chartered accountant with Binder Hamlyn, qualifying in 1988 and moving into the field of corporate finance. He is married with two children and lives in Oxfordshire.

Mr Alexander says: “Ordnance Survey has a fabulous brand name and a critical role to play in providing the data that business, government and individuals rely on every day. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to ensure we sustain our investment in people, data and technology for the benefit of our customers and the nation.”

Mr Alexander replaces Ordnance Survey’s former Director of Finance Alastair Matthews, who recently moved to the post of Director of Finance and Investment with Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust.