Ogilvy Healthworld UK is pleased to announce that Matt de Gruchy (above) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Matt, formerly head of client services and a 14-year OHW veteran, assumes responsibility for the continued growth of Ogilvy Healthworld UK through a commitment to delivering integrated communications solutions for healthcare clients. He succeeds Lois Hall who has led the company for two years. Lois will become Global Planning Director for OgilvyHealthworld whilst continuing to provide senior level client counsel on key international accounts. Both appointments are effective immediately.
Gloria Gibbons, President: EMEA, AP, Latina of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide says:, “Matt has a proven track record of building business and providing exceptional client service. I’m certain he will bring the same focus on quality and success to his new role. Matt has the vision and experience to successfully navigate clients through rapidly evolving healthcare and communications environments.
“Lois has done a fantastic job in leading the Ogilvy Healthworld UK business over the last two years and delivering a great performance as a key global hub in our network. Lois is renowned throughout the industry as a thought leader in healthcare communications and we are delighted that she will grow our strategic and consultancy-led offer in her new remit.”
In addition to the restructure of the leadership of Ogilvy Healthworld UK, Antonia Betts, Head of Public Relations and Tracey Wood, Head of Medical Education are promoted to join the Ogilvy Healthworld UK board.
Finally, OgilvyHealthPR has added two staff to its London office. Wendy Gerber joins as an associate director, having previously worked at WCG, MS&L and Chameleon Communications International. Tania Kouprach-Rolandi joins as a senior account manager from Athena Medical, where she worked across global and UK accounts.