Alix co-founded The Engine Room in 2011, and co-led the organisation before becoming the first Executive Director from June 2015 until she stepped down in September 2018. She is a recovering researcher with a passion for applying creative solutions to difficult problems. She is a hunter and gatherer, identifying data and technology strategies that can empower social change initiatives around the world to maximise their impact and make the most of their resources. She sits on the Advisory Council of Open Technology Fund, and the Technology Advisory Council of Amnesty International. She plays a mean game of chess.