As an entrepreneur, a senior business and communications leader and someone who has led businesses and teams across the PR, medical communications and healthcare advertising space in London and New York, I have a broad understanding of the challenges that the communications industry faces. Having built a multiple-award winning group of agencies alongside my former business partner Paul Blackburn from the ground up right through acquisition, before moving into a more global role in one of the world’s largest media holding companies, I am well aware of the value of effective leadership in business.
Agencies and teams under my leadership have won multiple awards for the creativity and quality of their work, including PR Week, Communique, Holmes Report, Cannes Lions, Cannes Lions Health, D&AD, Creative Circle, The Creative Floor, Clios and Globals. Prior to its acquisition by the Publicis Healthcare Communications Group in 2010, Resolute Communications was the first healthcare communications consultancy ever to win the coveted PR Week Consultancy of the Year Award in 2007, and has been celebrated as the Holmes Report European Healthcare Consultancy of the Year as well as winning the Pharma Times Agency Team of the Year competition.
Over the coming weeks and months I plan to share my perspectives on business, on leadership and on the power of the individual to make change happen, something I am particularly passionate about. In 2015 I founded the Women in Health Agency Management networking group and alongside my role as the current Chair of Judges for the Communique Awards I was honoured to be recognised as the 2016 Communique Awards Healthcare Communiquétor.
When I’m not sounding off about what I think is important from a business perspective, I’m working on my first novel.