Partner & Head of Mishcon Purpose, Mishcon de Reya
Alexander Rhodes is head of Mishcon Purpose at Mishcon de Reya. He provides strategic environmental, social and governance (ESG) advice, alongside purpose-driven insights to help clients navigate the opportunities and risks presented by a rapidly changing world.
With more than 15 years of legal and global consultancy experience, Mr. Rhodes is a trusted advisor to a predominantly international client base. He acts on behalf of families in relation to their personal, business and philanthropic interests, as well as businesses seeking to transition to more sustainable and resilient ways of working. He is privileged to have worked closely with governments and global leaders in their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
A seasoned litigator, Mr. Rhodes has particular expertise in the resolution of complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and public affairs. As a trustee and advisor, his long-term preoccupation has been balancing the imperatives of environmental conservation and human development.
Mr. Rhodes was the founding C.E.O. of the charity Stop Ivory and head of the secretariat to the intergovernmental Elephant Protection Initiative. He is currently a trustee and co-chair of the Strategic Projects Committee of the Tusk Trust. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a conservation fellow of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). In 2018, the ZSL named him Conservationist of the Year in recognition of his work to support African governments in their efforts to combat the illegal ivory trade and in elephant conservation.