Peter Ellingworth

Chief Executive of the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)

Peter leads the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), the UK’s leading HealthTech trade association, representing 280 companies in MedTech, diagnostics and digital health. ABHI advocates industry’s needs at senior government level, supports UK market access, informs on commercial matters, provides regulatory advice, promotes ethical compliance and develops international trade opportunities for SMEs.

Representing industry across government, Peter currently sits on the Secretary of State led Life Sciences Council, and the sector specific Health Technology Partnership which supports it.

At European Level, Peter is a board member of MedTech Europe and is the immediate past Chair of their National Association Network (NAN). Internationally, he is engaged with the UK Government on several initiatives to promote the country and assist British companies with their export strategies.

Having previously served as the interim Chair of the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), Peter currently sits on the Board of the Oxford AHSN, and leads work to enhance collaboration between ABHI Members and the AHSN national network, most recently through the newly constituted MedTech Innovation National Network. In 2014, he also chaired the Health Economy work stream of the London Health Commission, established by the Mayor of London and Lord Ara Darzi.

Peter has 35 years’ experience in sales, marketing and general management in the UK and across Europe and as a non-executive director of early stage companies. He is also a proud member of the 30% Club, which campaigns for greater representation of women at senior leadership and board level, with a target of a minimum of 30%.

2 blogs from the author


Posted on 06.11.2018

Celebrating 30 years of ABHI

As ABHI celebrates its 30th anniversary today, Peter Ellingworth, Chief Executive of the association discusses the past, present and future.  1.  In the 30-year history of ABHI, what have been the biggest changes? Our industry has changed significantly over the last 30 years, from being simply product based, to delivering value-based service solutions and increasingly […]

By Peter Ellingworth Chief Executive of the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)


Posted on 08.06.2016

To innovate we must collaborate: European MedTech Week 2016

The medical technology industry creates over half a million different products, from pacemakers and artificial hips to condoms and pregnancy tests. Despite the impact these products have on millions of people of all ages every day, medtech is still a little known and often misunderstood sector. With European MedTech Week now in its second year, […]

By Peter Ellingworth Chief Executive of the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)