Wendy Alexander

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Wendy Alexander is a Member of the Scottish Parliament, former special advisor to the late Donald Dewar and former Minister in the Scottish parliament. She is one of the leading neoliberal and atlanticist ideologues in the Scottish Parliament and an alumnus of the British American Project along with her brother Douglas Alexander MP. She is married to Brian Ashcroft of the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde, with whom she edited a recent book and where she is currently a Visiting Professor (1/9/02 to 31/12/05). She is paid £15,000 for this on top of her MSP salary.

Educated at Glasgow University MA(Hons), Warwick University MA(Econ) and INSEAD, France MBA

Career History

2002 - present Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde

1997-1998 Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Scotland

1994-1997 Management Consultant [[Booz Allen & Hamilton]

1988-1992 Research Officer Scottish Labour Party

1987-1988 Editor, Ledis

1987-1988 Parliamentary assistant

The list above comes from her page on the Scottish Parliament website. Perhaps unsurprisingly it doesn't mention that Alexander is also an alumnus of the British American Project

Financial support from corporations and others

Member received donations towards the production of a 2003 Christmas card from the following: Reid Furniture Ltd (£400), Reid Kerr College (£300), Phoenix Honda (£300), BAA (£400) (Registered 26 May 2004)

Member received donations towards production and posting of Christmas 2004 calendar from the following: Malcolm Group (£500), Reid Furniture Ltd (£500), Arriva (£500), Chivas (£500), Reid Kerr College (£500), BAA (£500). (Registered 27 January 2005)[1]

  1. Demos Advisory Group, organizational web page, accessed May 29, 2014.