CPR Worldwide’s Gitsham departs

Moira Gitsham, co-founding director of healthcare agency CPR Worldwide, has resigned.

Gitsham, who is based in France and is now serving out a six-month notice period, said she planned to join a ‘new venture’ that would be unveiled in the last quarter of 2004.

She would neither confirm nor deny widespread industry speculation that she plans to team up with CPR co-founder Scott Clark and former CPR Worldwide MD Oliver Parsons to launch a PR agency.

Clark quit as UK MD of CPR parent firm Fleish-man-Hillard in February (PRWeek, 27 February) and Parsons resigned from CPR the following week (PRWeek, 5 March).

Clark founded CPR with Gitsham and Dr Steve Carroll in 1993; the trio sold up to F-H six years later.

Carroll, who is now the sole founder still with the agency, said: ‘The agency wishes Moira well in the future – we will miss her.’

He added: ‘We have a group of very loyal people – and strong second-tier management. Morale is good and the business is healthy.’

Carroll said announcements were likely within a month regarding senior appointments and new contracts had been won from Pfizer, Novartis and Boehringer Ingelheim this year.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in