Alex is British-born, and has enjoyed a 30-year mix of military and international business experience. He is the founder and Managing Director of the MegaAdventure.
What began as a simple idea – that people should have the freedom to find out who they are through urban adventures – has now grown into a multi-million dollar business across Singapore and Australia. Since childhood, Alex has had a passion for undertaking sustained physical and mental challenges – a passion which led him all the way to the South Pole.
On 21 January 2004, Alex, then a Trustee of The HALO Trust, along with Ray Middleton a senior pilot with Cathay Pacific, reached the South Pole. They made the 730-mile trek from the coast of Antarctica and raised over $200,000 for The HALO Trust in the process. In 1996, Alex co-founded the Caledonian Challenge, which is now the largest charity event fundraiser in Scotland. To date, the events have raised almost fifty million pounds, used to create lasting change for a huge number of charities and causes. Between 1986 and 1992, Alex successfully represented Hong Kong at international rugby. Alex went on to join the leadership team that successfully developed and sold the Financial News in 2005. In September 2007, Alex combined his commercial acumen with his passion for adventure and headed to Singapore, in South East Asia. There, he and his wife Tara launched the MegaZip Adventure Park on Sentosa Island, which opened to the public in 2009.
The Adventure Park now welcomes over 120,000 guests each year and boasts the longest and steepest zipline in Asia. In the past 5 years, the MegaAdventure Group, lead by Alex, has grown to include numerous adventure offerings. Recognising that a profound love of adventure is part of Australia’s cultural make up, it was the next logical location for MegaAdventure. Alex and the team are now proud to launch the MegaAdventure Aerial Park in Adelaide, South Australia, with plans to launch into other states. Alex’s fundamental core commitment – to bring adventure to urban communities – is, and will continue to be the driving passion behind the success of the group.