Alex Hanlon

People & Culture Manager

“I joined GIY because their mission and values align with my own – it is somewhere I can work towards creating a happier and more sustainable world.

After studying Organisational Psychology in UL, Alex joined GIY in 2017 as a Retail Assistant, then as an Operations Coordinator, and is now one of GIY’s People & Culture Manager. Outside of her work on campaigns, Alex has created many of GIY’s original designs and illustrations, such as the GROW HQ map, postcards and just about every blackboard we have.

When Alex is not hard at work convincing people to start GIYing, she is happiest when she is up to something creative or planning her next adventure.

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