Introducing Alex McWilliams, part of The Leasing Foundation’s NextGeneration Network

Introducing Alex McWilliams, Simply’s broker support manager and part of The Leasing Foundation’s NextGeneration Network. Find out what she does and what plans the team has for the future…

How long have you been in the business finance industry?

It will be four years in August 2022!

What do you do for the Leasing Foundation / which stream are you part of?

I work within the NextGeneration Network, organising events whether that virtually or down the pub to allow young likeminded individuals meet each other and network!

Why did you first decide to become involved with the Foundation and how long have you been a core part of the team?

I have been a core part of the team since September 2018 when I was starting out my career in business finance. My boss Mike asked me if I wanted to get involved I thought it would be a great opportunity to meet people from other businesses and learn as much from them as I could.

How is the Foundation currently supporting the industry?

The Foundation is playing a key part in making sure this industry stays alive and keeps diversifying along with the rest of the world! This is so essential to the sector.

What has the NextGen group achieved so far? 

One of the achievements I am most proud of in my time being part of the NextGen group is hosting a virtual coffee morning around mental health. We had some amazing speakers who were really brave and some great conversation between the attendees. I am proud we were able to spark this conversation as mental health is so important.

What plans do you / the team have for the future? 

I can’t wait to get back into the swing of having more in-person events. We have managed to cope well during the last two years hosting virtual coffee mornings but it is not quite the same as being in a room full of people.

What do you do outside of work?

I enjoy playing tennis and keeping fit

Where do you plan to go on holiday next?

Anywhere where I can lie on a beach with some sun!