Edelman Public Relations Worldwide has poached Burson-Marsteller’s
European healthcare boss, Nick May.
His appointment follows the departure of Rolf Gulliksen, European head
of healthcare, to become European vice president of public affairs and
communications at Pharmacia and Upjohn (PR Week, 20 March 1998).
May has been named as global sector head/director for Europe and Asia
Pacific and will report to Edelman’s European president Joachim Klewes
and New York based healthcare and consumer president Nancy Turett.
May will work closely with UK healthcare director Mark Cater, who has
been promoted to deputy healthcare sector head for Europe. Based in
London, May will oversee the healthcare practices in Brussels, Dublin,
Frankfurt, Hamburg, Kuala Lumpur, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris,
Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney.
Edelman’s UK managing director Tari Hibbitt explained that the remit of
May’s role had broadened since Gulliksen’s departure to include Asia
Pacific. ’It reflects the fact that healthcare has to be global,’ she
’The UK is a gateway to Europe for the majority of companies in the
healthcare industry, and Asia-Pacific will see tremendous growth in this
sector over the coming decade,’ added Klewes.
- Steve Ellis, managing director of training at B-M, has resigned. The
company is in discussions with Ellis over plans to continue to use him
on a freelance basis.