Alex Butcher

Alex joined Next Phase in early 2019 to help build our expertise in the Biotechnology, Cell & Gene Therapy and Pharmaceutical sectors in the Oxford area. Alex brings 20 years' recruitment experience and has extensive expertise in providing careers guidance and advice to life science professionals at all levels.


If you could sum up recruitment in 3 words, what would they be?

Enjoying multiple challenges!

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

Knowing the introductions I make will affect the lives of others. Whether today or in the future.

Are you a dog or cat person?


Who is your idol/role model?

Not sure! I’d like to have a beer with Isambard Kingdom Brunel and David Attenborough though.

What embarrassing mistake have you made that has taught you a lesson?

Don't use a whole jar of Thai paste in one curry!

Who or what has influenced you most?

My two children

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Alex would love to say she enjoys relaxing and a good book. However with 2 young children life is more parks, mud, and saying things she never thought she'd ever say as a parent. Alex specialises in the Biotech and Advanced Therapy sectors in the UK and Europe