Terry leaves Solaris for B-M post

Burson-Marsteller has taken on Rachel Terry as a director in its London health practice. She joins the office from Richmond-upon-Thames-based Solaris.

She is leading European business for Lundbeck, and working for GlaxoSmithKline (B-M is on a UK and European brief for its Rotarix vaccine), and has new-business responsibilities.

Terry was joint MD at Solaris, which launched just last year (PRWeek, 4 March 2005), alongside Peter Carr. He, too, has recently left, and is now believed to be an independent consultant.

Solaris said neither would be directly replaced. Former chairman Tony Yates is now CEO and is running the agency alongside associate director Joanne Taylor. They said Solaris had doubled from eight staff late last year to 16, adding: ‘The strategic direction of Solaris has also evolved, from that of an agency focused on PR to a creative medical comms agency.' Explaining the reason for her move, Terry said: ‘I wanted to go to a bigger agency, one with PR at the core.'

Prior to Solaris, Terry worked at agencies including GCI Healthcare and Lowe Fusion Healthcare.

Terry becomes one of three B-M health directors, alongside Ellen Sarewitz and Monica Shuman. The agency's healthcare joint MDs are Richard Rockliffe and Amie Malkin.

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