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University of Bath

Alex Bayliss Appointed External Member

Will undertake the responsibilities of members of governing bodies as set out in the CUC Guide for Members of Higher Education Governing Bodies in the UK.


Alex has worked for 25 year within the Financial & Business Services Industry as auditor, management consultant and CFO.

He has spent 15 years in the insurance industry as CFO working for companies undergoing significant growth and transformation. These range from a small Lloyd’s of London Underwriting Agency, which Alex took private through a management buy-out in his mid 20s, to a Reinsurance Start Up listed on NYSE, where as CFO EMEA he was responsible for building up the regional platform, to being CFO Group Finance & Group Controller of one of the world's largest Reinsurance companies. Alex is currently Head of Finance Transformation at a leading Swiss-based insurance company.

Alex obtained his MBA from IMD, Lausanne and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, London. He graduated in Biotechnology from Imperial College, London.