C&W poaches UK healthcare director

Weber Shandwick UK healthcare associate director Jeremy Clark has joined rival agency Cohn & Wolfe as a healthcare director.

Clark joined this week effectively replacing Emma Crozier, who joined Chandler Chicco Agency last month (PRWeek, 24 October). He will work on accounts such as C&W’s contract to promote Eli Lilly & Co’s attention-deficit/hyperactive-disorder drug Strattera.

Clark joined WS just 18 months ago as one of three associate directors, working for clients such as Pfizer, Boston Scientific and Altana Pharma. He formerly spent three years in the same role at Munro & Forster Communications.

Clark becomes one of five senior figures in C&W’s healthcare team, alongside Caroline Page, Anne Carroll, Jacinta Collins and healthcare managing director Fiona McMillan, who leads the team.

Clark’s is the second top-level departure from WS’s UK healthcare team in only four months, following news that European healthcare chief Lee Tomkins had left the agency in July and is now working for AstraZeneca (PRWeek, 17 October).

l In a separate development, Jane Lyons, a former WS director in its consumer team, has resurfaced with the launch of her own consumer PR agency, Respect PR.

Lyons joined WS through the acquisition of her jointly-owned agency Lyons Waddell in 2000 (PRWeek, 16 June 2000) and left WS last year. Respect PR launches with two clients: Arthritis Care and healthcare group Lifescan.

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