Councillor Alex Yip is the Councillor for Sutton Wylde Green ward, Birmingham City Council, Shadow Cabinet Member for Vulnerable Children and Families, has been a Birmingham Magistrate since 2009, a school governor since 2007 and a trustee of the City of Birmingham Orchestra (CBSO) since 2018
After graduating from Leicester University with a Masters in International Relations in 2004, he taught English in Shanghai for a year after volunteering in Ghana and Zambia. He has since returned many times spending considerable time volunteering across Africa through the Conservatives Friends of International Development (CFID) programs, teaching budding entrepreneurs business skills in Rwanda and Tanzania in 2017 and 2018. He was a past Board Director of the Conservative Christian Fellowship (CCF), a passionate supporter of raising Mental Health awareness regularly fundraising for MIND mental health in the past.
A proud Brummie he enjoys playing chess, skiing, badminton, regrets not pursuing the piano, and is a very happy father of two.