Lilly UK in restructure after Wake resigns

Lilly UK comms manager Dominic Wake, a well-known figure in pharmaceutical PR, has left the company - and apparently quit the pharma sector altogether.

Wake, who has worked at Lilly for just under three years, is now - according to PRWeek sources - working in a marketing capacity for a recruitment company run by a friend. PRWeek was unable to reach Wake for comment.

Lilly has reacted by promoting comms adviser Nick Francis to comms manager. Francis joined in 2004 from The Red Consultancy (PRWeek, 5 Nov 2004).

Also at Lilly, corporate comms manager Patricia Barnfather has moved to a pan-European comms role, while comms adviser Jo Greenfield switched to a medical rep job a couple of months ago, it has emerged.

Francis said Lilly would soon be able to ­announce the appointment of two new comms advisers.

SEPARATELY... Lilly UK corporate affairs director Erin Huntington has gone on ­maternity leave for three to four months.

Business and government relations manager John Ricketts is to fill her shoes on an interim basis, working closely with Francis.

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