Dr Alexander Chance is Head of Policy and Research at Transparency International (TI) Ireland, where he leads programmes on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and public sector/political integrity. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy, an Associate Fellow within the Organised Crime and Corruption Programme at RUSI, and an accredited mediator.
Alexander specialises in strategic approaches to transnational organised crime and corruption, including in conflict-affected and peacebuilding contexts, and has over 20 years’ experience working on these issues at both practitioner and policy levels in diverse international settings. In his early career, he conducted research for the UN in Geneva before coordinating sensitive mediation processes in the Middle East and West Africa. He then entered UK law enforcement, where he served in operational, strategy and management positions focused on tackling corruption, cyber-crime, international drug trafficking and money laundering, including five years deployed in South America.
Alexander completed his PhD at Trinity College Dublin, where his doctoral research examined the relationship between organised crime, governance and liberal peacebuilding in post-war Mozambique. He also holds an MPhil with Distinction in International Peace Studies from Trinity College Dublin, and a BA in Law and Politics from Durham University.