Speaker Profile


Job TitleChair

Company NameScottish Cities Alliance


Councillor John Alexander is the Leader of Dundee City Council and the current Chair of the Scottish Cities Alliance (representing all of Scotland's Cities).

Dundee's was elected in 2012 and has held senior positions within the ruling administration throughout, becoming Leader of the municipality/ council in 2017. In that time, Dundee has delivered key infrastrcutre as part of the £1 billion Waterfront Regeneration including V&A Dundee.

Over the years, the City has been recognised as one of the best places to visit in Europe (Lonely Planet), one of the most intelligent communities (Intelligent Community Forum) and the Best Place to Live in Scotland 2019 (Sunday Times), to name but a few.

John has also taken on the role of Chair of the Scottish Cities Alliance, an organisation which is a unique collaboration of the seven cities in partnership with the Scottish Government. The Alliance is focussed on sustainability, economic development and promoting investment opportunities across the cities.