Medilink South West
The Life Science Industry Network for the South West
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Team

Meet our Board of Directors

 
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Richard luxton ~ chair

Richard initiated the development and launch of Medilink SW in April 2012 and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors. In 2008 he launched the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology with Prof Janice Kiely and in 2018, together they launched the Health Tech Hub.


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RUPA CHILVERS ~ BOARD MEMBER

Rupa is Associate Director of Delivery at the South West Academic Health Science Network


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SIMON TALBOT ~ DIRECTOr

Simon is managing director at P3 Medical. He brings with him a wealth of experience from within the medical technology sector. Simon’s experience running an SME will also ensure that the Board is representative of the wider industry and help us understand the needs of all our members.


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Jeremy Davies ~ DIRECTOR

Jeremy is the Director of Knowledge Management at Campden BRI. Originally from a Manufacturing and Enterprise-Wide Resource planning software background Jeremy helped design, develop, set up and then ran an electronic publishing business.


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PAUL O’COLLINS ~ board member

Paul is Head of Innovation at Business West and Regional Manager for Enterprise Europe Network. He also sits on a number of other groups including the Heart of the South West LEP Future Economy Group, and the High Tech, Lifesciences and Biomedical sector groups of the West of England LEP.


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NIGEL HARRIS ~ DIRECTOR

Nigel is the Director of Innovation and Growth at the West of England Academic Health Science Network. Nigel joined us in March 2019 from his previous role as Chief Executive of Designability.


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NIGEL SILMAN ~ DIRECTOR

Nigel was educated at the Universities of Plymouth and Leicester and has a background in microbial physiology & biochemistry, particularly in relation to control of biochemical and biosynthetic pathways. 


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ALEX LEACH ~ BOARD MEMBER

Alex is Deputy Director of Innovation and Growth, West of England Academic Health Science Network


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ALLAN PROUDFOOT ~ board member

Allan is a Quality Consultant and owner of ALP Quality Consulting. Prior to setting up the consultancy in 2019, Allan spent more than 30 years in the Semiconductor sector with over 20 years in Quality Management.