Saxon has been an HPB Surgeon at Christchurch hospital, New Zealand since 2005. After completing his RACS training in New Zealand he spent 4 years in United Kingdom completing HPB training (Liverpool and Edinburgh). His research interests have focused on clinical issues including safe cholecystectomy, bile duct injury, minimally invasive pancreatic necrosectomy, enhanced recovery surgery and post pancreatectomy pancreatitis. He has taken a role as the e-clinical health lead for the Canterbury district health board with the aim of helping to establish a digital health system.
Saxon has been involved with tech companies bringing electronic workflow solutions for clinicians from concept to production. From 2008-2021 he has served as an Editor of HPB and a member of the editorial boards of the World Journal of Surgery (2006-2019) and British Journal of Surgery (2005- ) He has been on APHPBA council (2012-2019), the research committee of the IHPBA (2012-2020) and board of ANZHPBA (2019- ). He is an e-tutor for HPB module of the University of Edinburgh online ChM programme (2012- ). He has published 130 articles including, book chapters and videos.