Cohn & Wolf has hired Weber Shandwick's Christine Chapman as senior director at the agency's London healthcare practice.
In her new role Chapman will take responsibility for practice operations, while also managing strategic direction of several international accounts, covering areas including oncology, cardiology and infectious diseases.
"Christine is an exceptional talent and her joining contributes to the expansion of our senior team, a key focus for 2013 as we celebrate the continued growth of our client base,” said global head of health Mike Kan.
"With our London Healthcare business growing by 37 per cent in 2012 alone, I'm delighted to have Christine join us.
"Christine has a proven track record as a trusted advisor to clients and team members alike and I know she will make an incredible impact during this exciting time for our business," he said.
Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Chapman spent five years at Burson-Marsteller, having earlier held posts with Athena Medical PR, Lowe Fusion Healthcare and Innovex.
Commenting on her new role, Chapman said: "Cohn & Wolfe is an exciting place to be – with a thriving and growing healthcare team, all-encompassing communications expertise within the London office and a comprehensive network - and I am delighted to be part of it".
The agency has also appointed account director Ben Seal to the agency's healthcare practice. He joined earlier this month from Ogilvy PR Health in Sydney.