Alex Worker

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 15

Alex Worker
Managing Director
My pronouns are: he/him/his
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I am based in: Queenstown

I am a New Zealander with an international background in food, startups, and agriculture. I am the Managing Director of Highground Brands, an APAC-focused strategic foods agency. Core skills involve validating food ventures and building momentum for growth and success. I also chair Future Food Aotearoa, a founders movement driving advancement in New Zealand's food-tech ecosystem.

I have been working with Impossible Foods across APAC and have over ten years of corporate management experience working with New Zealand's largest company, Fonterra. Born in Hong Kong, I lived in Asia for fifteen years, building early-stage ventures and advising a number of food companies and e-commerce channels.

I am a member of Class 15 at THNK Amsterdam and previously completed an MBA at Tsinghua University-MIT on Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. I helped found the New Zealand Business Roundtable in China, was a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum, and am a member of Nexus Global and the Asia:NZ Leadership Network.

I am married and am a father of two young children, in my spare time enjoying family time, sport, and New Zealand food and wine.