ALAN SUMNER

Head of Public Affairs and Market Access, Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland

Alan was educated at the University of Edinburgh and graduated with a BSc in Biology. After two years of playing professional rugby union in France, he returned to the U.K and forged a long career in the pharmaceutical industry. He fulfilled various commercial roles with Wellcome, now part of GSK, Eli Lilly and Astellas before moving into Corporate Affairs and Communications at Boehringer Ingelheim.
Alan joined Roche Diagnostics in 2017 and has worked as part of the team that engages with the Accelerated Access Collaborative, NICE Implementation Collaborative as well as being an elected member of TechUK’s Health and Social Care Council.

Alan is passionate about the patient voice being heard in healthcare, and has authored a white paper on patient centricity, what it is, and why it is important for companies to adopt this philosophy.

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