Alastair Leighton, Ph.D

Alastair joined MeiraGTx as SVP Manufacturing and Supply Chain in July 2019. Dr. Leighton joined the company following 7 years at GSK where he was general manager of two of their larger manufacturing sites supplying a wide range API and drug products to more than 130 global markets with responsibility for GSK’s flagship global launch site for new sterile and biopharmaceutical drug products in the US, EU and Japan. Prior to GSK, Alastair worked for 12 years in Vaccines Manufacturing and Supply Operations with increasing levels of seniority at both Novartis Vaccines and Crucell (a Janssen Company) and spent his early career in Pharmaceutical and other regulated process industries at GSK, British Nuclear Fuels and EA Technology. Alastair holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and BSc in Physics.