Dr Alex Marsh

UK Research & Innovation at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Head of Higher Education, Science & Innovation, Enterprise and Growth Unit, HM Treasury
Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy

Alex Marsh has been Head of Higher Education, Science and Innovation at the Treasury since 2014. This role involves advising HMT ministers on both the skills and research missions of the UK’s universities, as well as on broader business support and innovation interventions delivered through Innovate UK.

Prior to this, Alex spent three years working in HMT’s strategic project centre. In this time, he covered a range of topics, including minimum pricing for alcohol, living standards strategy and the design of markets in public service delivery. He also worked for the Boston Consulting Group, where his projects spanned welfare, immigration, as well as investment banking, healthcare, energy, and the third sector.

Alex holds a Masters and PhD in Physics (with a focus on organic solar cells) from the University of Cambridge.