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Changes at Oxford PharmaGenesis, Synergy Vision and akt health communications

The latest movers in healthcare comms

Oxford PharmaGenesis expands US team

Kevin Ryder

Oxford PharmaGenesis has appointed Kevin Ryder (pictured above) as its new vice president, medical services.

With over 16 years’ medical communication agency experience, Ryder has supported publication planning and other medical affairs activities.

Prior to Oxford PharmaGenesis, Ryder served as a senior vice president, medical strategy and communications at Porterhouse Medical US, and before that he undertook a 12 year stint at Complete Healthcare Communications.

He said:  “I have been so impressed by the talent, dedication and professionalism of the team [at Oxford PharmaGenesis]. It has been a delight working with my new colleagues and I am really excited about what we can collectively do to grow our business by serving our clients.”

Corrine Whitehead heads up Synergy Vision’s Asia-Pacific offering

Synergy Vision’s Corinne Whitehead (pictured below) will soon lead its Asia-Pacific offering, becoming the agency’s Head of Asia Region.


Whitehead was initially based in London, where she was a project manager. She then moved to Sydney, Australia, being promoted to account director.

Ffyona Dawber, CEO, SV said: “This strategically important appointment recognises Corinne’s skill and success so far in building SV in Asia-Pacific, to cement a truly global reach that is underpinned by relevant local knowledge and accessibility for clients around the world. Almost equally important, is Corinne’s understanding of our near-unique people and client-led ethos, which is a cornerstone of SV’s success in everything we do.”

akt health communications makes its first hire

Jordan McKibben

Just eight months since launching, akt healthcare communications has welcomed its first hire. Based in the company’s London, UK offices, Jordan McKibben will become an account manager.

He joins the company from OPEN Health Group, where he spent the last two years in PR and Communications, supporting market access-focused communications and disease awareness projects.

Commenting on Jordan’s arrival, Katy Foy, Founding Director at akt health communications said: “We are thrilled to have Jordan join our team. His appointment is an important addition to the akt health family as we begin to grow beyond our senior founders. His heritage in delivering award-winning projects and expertise in media relations will be a huge asset as we continue to drive programmes that match our vision – ensuring that health information and innovation reach the people who most need it.”

7th March 2019

From: Marketing



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