Alex qualified as a doctor in 1994 and is now a GP in South Devon. Before general practice he worked in anaesthetics and emergency medicine. He became Medical Director of World Extreme Medicine, the world’s leading extreme medicine supplier in early 2015.
He started rock climbing and mountaineering as a teenager and since then has travelled extensively to Iceland, North America, South East Asia, Africa, and Europe. He has worked as medic on many overseas trips for charity challenges, including summiting Kilimanjaro three times.
Alex is a helmsman and navigator on the RNLI Torbay Lifeboats and has experience in search and rescue, communications and performing pre hospital medicine in austere environments. The lifeboat work was a progression from his background in offshore sailing
As medical director for WEM Alex teaches and direct courses delivering skills in wilderness medicine, communications, group dynamics, search and rescue and achieving the mindset needed to think laterally and find solutions with minimal resources.He is responsible for developing new courses to meet the needs of this ever expanding branch of medicine.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.