Alexander’s first degree was in Electronic Engineering. He went on to forge a successful global career in the software industry, often working with Silicon Valley companies as International Executive Vice President. Here, he developed his skills and passion for working in companies with growth potentials, enabling that growth to be realised financially, geographically, along with the career growth of its people, often with the companies becoming market leaders. He worked in a wide variety of industries such as manufacturing, aerospace, telecommunications and finance, artificial intelligence, robotics and predictive technologies.
Later, Alexander trained in Acupuncture, Tui Na and Classical Herbs at the internationally renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, where he now teaches. Alexander’s clinical experience encompasses private practice, community acupuncture, teaching clinics and working in hospitals. With his passion for learning more Chinese medicine, Alexander has travelled to China to study with Masters at their clinics, hospitals and universities in Shanghai and Beijing. Of note are Professor Feng Shi Lun for Jing Fang Classical Herbal medicine and with Dr Wang Ju-Yi for palpation skills. He regularly researches and attends courses to extend his knowledge, all with a focus on providing more effective patient outcomes.
As part of sharing his passion for Chinese Medicine, he is a mentor for other practitioners and teaches Chinese exercise (Qi Gong) at his local village hall. He volunteers for the charity My Cancer my Choices.
Alex says: ‘As Fran was instrumental with helping me navigate the world of Chinese Herbs, I wanted to see how I could use my knowledge in Chinese medicine combined with my business development skills and experience to support her and to have her School become the pre-eminent Classical Herb School outside of China.’