'Claire joined me at Burson-Marsteller to help run the business and the healthcare practice across Europe. She was fantastic: organised and made things happen.
Clients loved her - and still do, I know.
'She joined me from GE and she did great work in London for two years.
Then tragedy! I lost her to Asia-Pacific where she was successful once again at B-M in Singapore.
'She was then snaffled by Ruder Finn. But all was not lost as I hired her again at Ogilvy PR Worldwide. But along came Ruder Finn and took her again.
'So there you have it. Claire Astle - a "best hire" waiting to be a "best hire" once again.'
Claire Astle is deputy managing director at Ruder Finn.