Specialist healthcare communications agency GCI Health has made four new hires across all levels of its business following sustained organic and new business growth. The latest hires include the appointment of Kath Kerry as co-Managing Director alongside Rikki Jones.
Kath has spent 12 months co-acting in the MD role, with long standing GCI Health team member Hannah Morris, for Rikki Jones who has recently returned from maternity leave. Prior to Kath’s time at GCI Health, she spent 11 years at Edelman in London, most recently as Deputy Managing Director for the health practice.
Hannah Morris will now assume a new role of Client Services Director, partnering with the agency’s management team to deliver industry leading client service across the agency’s European presence.
GCI Health has recently seen significant growth with wins in the areas of oncology, inflammatory diseases and internal communications. Coupled with growth across the agency’s existing clients, the team continues to grow at an extraordinary pace.
“We are delighted to be celebrating our continuous and significant growth in London with our latest appointments. Our team has more than quadrupled over the past three years, and our growing senior leadership is critical as we continue to deliver new integrated approaches for clients across the UK, Europe and globally,” said Wendy Lund, CEO.
Commenting on her appointment, Kath said, “I am so excited to be joining such a talented and growing team—our focus for 2018 will be to continue to grow the business as we have done over the last 12 months and nurture our tremendously positive, supportive business culture.”
GCI Health forged a partnership with Hearst women’s title Redbook and online health information source HealthyWomen.org. The HealthiHER Project is an attempt to better understand the health habits of women 30-60 years of age. As a first step in the project, there will be a survey of women in that demographic, addressing their healthcare decisions and needs. The goal of the research is to give these women the information and inspiration they need to make healthier choices. “We’re excited to be working with Redbook and HealthyWomen to uncover some key insights that will help us better communicate with this important population,” said GCI Health CEO Wendy Lund.