She has a background in healthcare and pharmaceutical PR, with senior comms roles at firms including Medical Diagnostics, GSK and Eli Lilly.
Andrew Harrison, Hanover director of Global Healthcare, said: "Hanover’s European and UK brand and corporate communications business has expanded over the last 18 months and we are really excited to welcome Frances to build and enhance this part of our business. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and her time in-house means that she has a depth of understanding of the needs of our clients."
Beves said: "The company holds a distinctive position in the pharmaceutical space as it can provide senior counsel and campaigns in brand and corporate comms as well as market access and policy. I feel my skillset is well suited to Hanover’s offering."
Hanover’s 20-strong healthcare team operate from offices in London and Brussels. Its clients include Celltrion Healthcare, Lilly, UCB, Amgen, Novo Nordisk and Napp.