Chief Executive Officer

Medilink Midlands


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Melanie Davidson

Community Member


Melanie Davidson is Chief Executive Officer of Medilink Midlands, the life sciences industry association that helps life sciences companies to establish, develop, and grow, through business support, connectivity, and collaboration.

Melanie has been with Medilink Midlands for thirteen years, starting out as an Innovation Project Manager before becoming Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer.

She has a strong background in industrial research, business and economic development, and international investment, having held previous roles at the East Midlands Development Agency (emda), bioKneX, and West Pharmaceutical Services in the Drug Delivery Division.

With a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science from the University of Nottingham, Melanie also broadens Medilink Midlands’ bioscience reach.

At Medilink Midlands, Melanie has overseen the transition of Medilink West Midlands and Medilink East Midlands to one, unified organisation and has managed the funding applications that will help sustain Medilink Midlands well into the future and enable it to continue to deliver innovation and business support to all its members.

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