Pearce started this week as an associate director, having left Ogilvy, where he worked for around five years, at the end of October.
Former Ruder Finn associate director Tess Wulff is now an account director at Sussex-based Leapfrog Medical Communications, it has emerged. Wulff joined the 18-strong med ed specialist last month.
Also, Ruder Finn senior account manager Emma Keeling has left after just over two years to join Athena Medical PR as an account director. Keeling has previously worked at Hill & Knowlton, Burson-Marsteller and Hayward Medical Communications and as a journalist at Broadcast magazine.
Ogilvy UK health head Philly Wallace is on matern-ity leave (she is due back in February). Director Joanne Wunder is filling her shoes, with Laura Musgrove offering freelance support.