Burson-Marsteller’s managing director of UK healthcare David
McCarthy is moving to the agency’s Asia Pacific region.
McCarthy, who has held the UK post for three years, will join the
Singapore-based healthcare practice as chairman from 20 January.
His job, heading a division of around 44 staff, has been handed to Nigel
Garland, a former business unit director at the medical education outfit
B-M’s healthcare clients include Zeneca, Pharmacia Upjohn and Johnson
and Johnson. Other staff changes include the resignation of B-M’s
European marketing director Alex Price and European managing director of
research and planning Jane Atkin.
Price, who is responsible for B-M’s own PR as well as new business, is
joining whisky distiller William Grant and Sons next month as its first
Atkin, who is leaving after eight years at the agency, was unavailable