Axel is Managing Director of Imperial College Health Partners, an innovation consultancy owned by and focused on the NHS. He is also Visiting Professor at the Institute of Global Health Innovation and Senior Associate at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

Prior to joining the Partnership, Axel was Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He brings a broad range of experience from academia and central government where he was Deputy Director and Chief Analyst at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office and No 10 as well as National Director for Innovation and Testing Strategy at NHS Test and Trace.

In their own words:

My experience has taught me that today’s public services will only be able to thrive if we solve challenges through collaboration across sectors, experiences and views. Admitting that we don’t always have all the answers and being curious are vital attributes. I joined Collaborate because these values are hard-wired into the DNA of the organisation.