Hill & Knowlton recruits Damaris Anderson-Supple as chief operating officer

Hill & Knowlton UK has recruited a chief operating officer in a newly created role to slot in alongside CEO Richard Millar.

'Exciting': Anderson-Supple
'Exciting': Anderson-Supple

The agency has recruited Damaris Anderson-Supple as COO in the UK. She will also serve as executive chair of the healthcare & wellbeing division.

She joins from Merck, previously known as Schering Plough, where she was global marketing lead.

In her previous role, Anderson-Supple was responsible for an anesthesia product launch in 30 countries and gaining regulatory approvals across Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

Millar commented: 'Damaris' sector expertise, her global perspective and first-hand experience of the changing client agenda will bring huge value to the wider agency.'

Anderson-Supple has built a long track record in the pharma and healthcare sectors, having previously led Organon UK and Ireland as MD of the 200-strong pharma firm before it became part of Schering Plough.

She said: 'The agency is at such an exciting stage in its growth and the plans that are in place will afford many new opportunities.'

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