Healthcare: Axon hires Slater from Medicus Int

Healthcare comms specialist Axon Communications has appointed Ruth Slater from advertising and medical eduction outfit Medicus International as manager.

Slater will join in a fortnight to manage clients in-cluding Roche's Hepatitis C treatment Pegasys and drinks industry body The Amsterdam Group.

Slater will also lead the agency's new-business generation efforts in a role reporting to Axon managing partner Ralph Sutton, the former Burson-Marsteller UK healthcare chief who launched the firm last year.

Slater is client services director at Medicus, heading a 14-strong team based in the US and UK.

Axon is a subsidiary of Canadian comms giant National Public Relations and has eight staff in Richmond.

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