CPR Worldwide’s Parsons follows Clark out of F-H

The top-level upheaval at Fleishman-Hillard UK took a further twist this week with the resignation of Oliver Parsons, managing director of healthcare subsidiary CPR Worldwide.

Parsons’s resignation comes just a week after F-H UK managing director and CPR co-founder Scott Clark also quit. Clark’s exit played a part in his decision to leave, Parsons said, adding that there were ‘other factors.’

Parsons, who has a six-month notice period, declined to rule out the possibility of starting afresh alongside Clark.

The two resignations come just eight weeks after the arrival of F-H president Europe Dave Senay, who maintained that ‘F-H has ‘never been in better shape’ and that CPR ‘is just fine.’

General manager Lorna Baxter and Kate Hawker, head of the medical education arm Remedy, will assume control of CPR – which has 50 staff and clients such as AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly – on an interim basis.

Clark co-founded CPR with Steve Carroll, who is two months into a ‘12-month sabbatical’, and Moira Gitsham, who works from France. The trio sold up in 1999.

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