Alex Leach

Alex Leach

Acting Director of Innovation and Growth, West of England AHSN

Alex trained as a nurse at King’s College London and worked across a number of NHS roles and specialised in Infectious Diseases and Haematology. She then moved to the medical device industry, gaining over 20 years of experience with a range of companies selling and marketing products, ranging from consumables, implants, capital equipment, diagnostics and generic pharmaceuticals.

Alex has worked widely across the whole healthcare marketplace and has extensive experience of pathway redesign and business case development. She worked as Commercial Manager for assistive technology charity Designability, leading on the commercialisation and exploitation of new products and services for adults and children living with disabilities.

As Acting Director of Innovation and Growth at the West of England AHSN, Alex has a remit of bringing a whole system approach to matching innovation to locally identified health and care challenges by connecting and brokering relationships between innovators, patients, carers, industry, academia and health and care professionals and creating an ‘innovation ecosystem’.