OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications welcomes new team members

Written by Claire Andrews on Thursday 6th June 2019

OPEN Health Patient & Brand Communications is thrilled to welcome 7 new members to its teams across all of our disciplines.  

Mags Wall joins the advertising team in London as Group Account Director. Mags will provide strategic direction across her accounts and is looking forward to leading her team to deliver excellent client service, creative solutions and strong cross-agency collaboration. Mags has previously held senior roles at a number of leading healthcare agencies.

Alex Lake has also joined as Senior Account Manager. Alex has BSc in Sociology from the University of Portsmouth and has worked in healthcare communications for over 4 years. Alex has experience managing overall project delivery for multiple global projects, across a variety of therapy areas.

Joe McDonald joins as Senior Art Director. Joe has a passion for developing innovative, exciting and patient-focused solutions that make a real difference, and is looking forward to working with the team to produce great creative work. He previously led the design department at another healthcare agency, and can’t wait to start adding his experience to this team.

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Richard Buchanan-Brown has been appointed as Associate Director. Richard joins existing Associate Directors Louise Otterburn-Sawyer and Barney Mayles in supporting the growth of the leading communications agency. Richard has 15 years’ experience of healthcare communications, including directing product launches, health awareness campaigns, corporate communications and issues management for a range of leading pharma clients. He also has degrees in medicinal chemistry and behavioural psychology.

Laura Glover has joined the PR team as Account Director. Laura has a passion for patient advocacy and disease awareness activities. She is delighted to be working with the team to deliver a number of projects that will ultimately support patients across the world, in addition to supporting data milestone and internal communications programmes. Laura received a BA (Hons) in Philosophy at the University of Hull.

Tia Macintyre joins as Account Executive. She is supporting the team on various accounts and is working on projects including a disease awareness campaign and media listening. Tia joins from a background in medical publishing, where she worked within project management, and recently finished a Master’s degree in translational neuroscience from Imperial College London. Her undergraduate degree is also in neuroscience, from the University of Nottingham.

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Andrea Grimes-Crompton is our newest Account Director in Marlow. Andrea has worked on both agency and client side for many years so brings a broad range of experience to the team. Andrea started in the industry with Yamanouchi Pharma as a medical sales representative before becoming regional trainer and brand manager with them. She was also Group Business Development Manager at Abbott for several years. Andrea has subsequently worked extensively on the agency side and hopes to share this broad knowledge and wealth of experience with her team.

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