Sweeney was "Head of Central Services" at G4S in the UK from September 2006 to May 2007.
Geo Group UK
Sweeney was a contract director for the Geo Group UK at Campsfield House IRC from May 2007 to April 2010. During 2009 he became centre manager. He had 'overall responsibility for the operational performance of the Centre, ensuring a safe and secure environment of those that live and work there, in line with the contract'. He was the 'youngest appointee as Contract Director by the Home Office in the history of the prison or detention estates'.
Mitie Care and Custody
Sweeney became business development director for Mitie Care and Custody in May 2010. His key responsibilities included 'tendering for procurement opportunities with the Ministry of Justice and Home Office'. His LinkedIn profile says Sweeney led Mitie's mobilisation lead for Campsfield House IRC. Mitie won the contract from the Geo Group in 2011.
- 'Alex Sweeney', LinkedIn, accessed 30 June 2015