Alex Porter-Smith
Co-founder & Head of Production at High Tide Media

Alex completed a modern apprenticeship at Creative Scotland from 2012-2013, creating video and photography content about projects that the organisation funded. Since leaving she has set up a co-founder video production company High Tide which creates promotional video content for the creative industries in Scotland. She has a master’s degree from Edinburgh Napier University where she developed a passion for effective board governance through an extra curricula programme ‘Get on Board’.

Previously, Alex has been a project leader for the O2 Think Big programme, for both levels one & two, and has successful supported young people in filmmaking across both projects. She also runs an Edinburgh based music channel which aims to connect young filmmakers and musicians to create high quality content, that will enable them to have a strong portfolio when entering the industry as well as giving them a strong network of likeminded peers.