Outside of the council, Alex works for a national health charity. She has taken a sabbatical from this post to focus on mayoral duties. Alex’s previous employment includes working as a secondary school languages teacher.
Alex has been a resident of the city for 11 years. She met and married her husband here, fellow serving councillor Cllr Tom Druitt. The couple have a young son, born in 2017.
Alex is looking forward to bringing her family to mayoral engagements when appropriate for children to attend.
Originally from Liverpool, Alex is the daughter of BBC Merseyside radio presenter Roger Phillips. In her rare spare time, Alex enjoys being outside – walking on the Downs, cycling and swimming in the sea.