Magellan's staff mourn death of founder Delaney

The future of Magellan Medical Communications is ‘under discussion’ this week, following the sudden death of founder and MD Tom Delaney.

Delaney, who founded Magellan – an independent PR and medical education agency – in 1990, died unexpectedly on 9 November at his home.

The agency released a statement paying tribute to Delaney and said: ‘the consultancy will continue to provide clients with the highest level of service possible’.

Adrian Lucey has been appointed as a director at ten-strong Magellan, whose clients include Pfizer UK, Abbott Laboratories and the National Obesity Forum. Delaney repurchased Magellan from Ogilvy PR Worldwide in 2001 (PRWeek, 2 February 2001), having sold the agency to the global PR giant just two years previously (PRWeek, 26 November 1999).

Prior to Magellan, Delaney worked at firms including Merck Sharp & Dohme, where he was a marketer for five years.

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