Virgo hires from Shire and MS&L

Virgo Health PR has enlisted a brace of account directors - one from Shire Health PR, the other from Manning, Selvage & Lee - to bolster its senior ranks.

Catherine Hartley spent more than two years at Shire Health International (merged with Shire Health London late last year to become Shire Health PR), where she worked for clients including AstraZeneca and Boehringer-Ingelheim.

At Virgo, Hartley – who is also ex-Ketchum – is to advise clients including Roche and GlaxoSmithKline.

Ceri Richards joins after nearly two years at MS&L. At Virgo she is working for Lilly and on Galen’s COPD treatment Erdotin.

Virgo, which now has 31 staff, has also promoted senior account manager Tim Geldard to account director. He is working for clients including UCB Pharma (pre-launch Crohn’s disease treatment Cimzia).

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