Alasdair joined the University of Leicester as Commercial Director for the Leicester Precision Medicine Institute in summer 2016. He is also the Enterprise Director for the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology at the University. Previously as Lead Specialist on Stratified Medicine with Innovate UK, his role was to stimulate investment in UK industry linked to innovative technologies and approaches for the development and uptake of Stratified Medicine within the UK and abroad. Prior to this as Senior Director of Translational Medicine within Respiratory and Inflammatory disease in AstraZeneca, he had responsibility for the biology strategy and linkage of early research to the clinic. He has also participated in and led several international pre-competitive consortia with academia, Pharma and Regulatory authorities across the EU and USA. He brings 25 Years industrial and senior management experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector in delivering research innovation from discovery through development and to implementation.