HACCI Board Member

Alex Christou

Alex Is Managing Director to Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global in Australia and New Zealand.

A strategic and entrepreneurial leader with more than 20 years’ experience in marketing and partnerships. Alex has spent time on assignments abroad with some of the world’s leading brands including IBM (Shanghai), General Motors (Dubai), BP (London), Warner Music (London), MTV (New York) and Inditex (A Coruña, Spain).

As the Director, Corporate Relations and Partnerships at the Melbourne Business School he was primarily focused on strengthening ties between the school and business leaders. He launched the very successful Dean’s Leaders Forum internationally and led the Annual Melbourne Women and Management dinner to encourage more women to study through scholarships. Alex also introduced a Hellenic scholarship to support students from Greece to study an MBA in Australia.

Previous roles have included a, Marketing, Communications and Events also at Melbourne Business School and Marketing Director at the Mt Eliza Business School with a focus on Executive Education. He has led an award-winning marketing team which was recognised by the Australian Marketing Institute for excellence within higher education.

An active member of Australian Direct Marketing Association (ADMA) he has often presented on both the direct marketing and e-marketing courses by ADMA. Alex also sits on the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia – Women in Leadership Committee and has also served as a committee member for the International University Consortium for Executive Education (UNICON) – an organisation of leading business schools from around the world with a commitment to management education and development.

Alex is a graduate of the Masters in Marketing program (Monash University).