US healthcare specialist Chandler Chicco has poached Manning
Selvage and Lee’s European healthcare director Howard Godman, UK
healthcare director Henrietta Noyes and two other staff to establish its
The departures will be a blow to MS&L, whose income from its healthcare
division accounted for just over pounds 1 million, or 37 per cent of UK
revenues in 1996 according to the 1997 PR Week healthcare league
Chandler Chicco was founded in 1995 by Bob Chandler and Gianfranco
Chicco after they left Burson-Marsteller in New York, where they headed
the healthcare practice. Since then the agency has grown to an income of
pounds 4.3 million, with a staff of more than 40.
The London office will be the centre of Chandler Chicco’s European
operations, with Godman as managing director and Noyes as director.
’We have looked to Europe, via London, as a way to optimise our ongoing
involvement with current clients, while at the same time fulfilling our
mission of staying current with the rapid changes occurring in the
healthcare market place,’ said Chandler.
As well as Godman and Noyes, MS&L has lost account director Sally
Baxandall and account director Clare Crossley to the agency’s new
Godman and Noyes’ responsibilities at MS&L have been combined with the
appointment of Frances Beves as head of the London healthcare
She joins from the agency’s New York office.