He joins the agency as group associate director with the remit of driving the growth of the consumer health offering within Ruder Finn's health and wellbeing division. He will also provide strategic support to the agency's pharma clients.
At Burson-Marsteller he managed campaigns for brands including Coca-Cola and its juice brand division, Minute Maid, and he advised it on pan-European brand development and healthcare stakeholder engagement.
Knill brings over ten years' experience in healthcare PR covering the consumer health, pharmacy and ethical pharma sectors. His expertise includes the launch of Zocor Heart-Pro, the world's first over-the-counter statin.
He will report into head of health and wellbeing Claire Martin.