Alex Whitfield


Alex is the Chief Executive of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which provides care from the hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester. She is passionate about joining up care around individuals and sits on the Hampshire Health and Wellbeing Board, and the Board of the Wessex Academic Health Science Network. She has worked in NHS acute, community and mental health sectors in roles covering operational management, project management, governance, productivity improvement, quality and safety. Prior to her NHS career, Alex worked in operational management at Fawley oil refinery. She holds an engineering degree from Cambridge University and has studied at Insead, Oxford and Manchester.

Her passion for improving the lives of disadvantaged children and young people started at university volunteering in women’s refuges, and she has a real desire to reduce inequalities in our society. She has a focus on leadership development and mentoring aspiring leaders.

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