Tomkins to head WSW healthcare

LONDON: Weber Shandwick Worldwide has appointed Lee Tomkins to the position of EVP of the agency's global healthcare practice.

LONDON: Weber Shandwick Worldwide has appointed Lee Tomkins to the position of EVP of the agency's global healthcare practice.

Tomkins, former head of healthcare for Ruder Finn in London, will stay in the city and partner with Karen Winterhalter, director of the European healthcare practice, to grow the UK capabilities of WSW. The agency calls the newly formed position "a move that significantly strengthens our commitment to the healthcare sector."

"Lee and Karen make a formidable partnership, said David Brain, joint CEO of the agency's UK office. "With the skill base we have built over recent years in the UK and European healthcare practices, we now have one of the best offerings in the industry."

Named by PRWeek UK as the fastest-growing healthcare practice in the market, WSW works with industry giants such as Pharmacia, Pfizer, and Eli Lilly.

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