We resume our #ThrowbackThursday series with our former student Alex Feis-Bryce who studied Politics, Philosophy and History at Winstanley College between 1999 and 2001. In October 2018, he was appointed Chief Executive at RightsInfo, an organisation which promotes knowledge and support for human rights in the UK through the production of engaging, accessible and beautifully presented online content.
As the Founding Chief Executive of National Ugly Mugs, a charity which supports sex workers who become victims of crime, Alex played an integral role in their journey to becoming a multi award-winning organisation. During his six year tenure, he supported thousands of people and made significant contributions to local and national policy in the area, advising the Home Office, National Crime Agency and the Home Affairs Select Committee.
Speaking of his new challenge with RightsInfo, Alex said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to lead RightsInfo into the future, especially at a time when our work is needed more than ever. We’re a young organisation with very bold ambitions and I’m really excited to work with such a dynamic and talented team.”
Clearly a man of many talents, Alex is also a Labour Councillor in Lewisham and recently worked as an advisor to Ed Miliband, focusing primarily on tackling inequality and developing his award-winning podcast ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’.
It’s safe to say that Alex’s outstanding achievements have not gone unnoticed; in addition to being named on the final Rainbow List of the 101 most influential LGBT+ people in Britain; he was also shortlisted at the Charity Times Awards for the Rising Star CEO prize, as well as the Influencer Award at the DSC Social Change Awards.
Reflecting fondly on his ‘transformative’ time at Winstanley College, Alex added: “I really enjoyed studying at Winstanley College, what I learned there had such a huge influence on me becoming who I am today.”
He also paid tribute to much loved former Winstanley College teacher Elaine Mulroy who sadly passed away in 2016, saying: “Elaine inspired me so much.”
Congratulations on all your success Alex… You are Winstanley!
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