Alex Holmes

Anti-Bullying Programme Manager, The Diana Award

Alex Holmes, 26 is the Anti-Bullying Programme Manager at The Diana Award, a charity founded in 1999 by the UK Government as a legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. Alex received a Diana Award in 2004 for tackling bullying in his school and community after suffering from bullying himself. He is now responsible for managing the Anti-Bullying Campaign which is working with tens of thousands of young people, adults, professionals and parents in the UK, Ireland and soon to be launched across Europe.

His Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry actively support his work and Prime Minister David Cameron is Patron of the Charity. Alex has ensured the programme has received crucial backing from industry stakeholders and funding from two consecutive UK governments. With his support the programme has trained over 14,000 Anti-Bullying Ambassadors across the UK and Ireland, in over 2,000 schools and 4,000 professionals since 2011. Empowering them to tackle bullying online and offline.

Alex is Vice-Chair of England’s National Anti-Bullying Alliance and a regular contributor to media news items and has featured in a number of documentaries on teen issues.

For a video of his work please go to: www.abcholmes.co.uk