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Experienced Healthcare Marketer Gareth Thurston, joins Cello Health Consulting

Specialist healthcare strategic marketing consultancy Cello Health Consulting has appointed experienced pharmaceutical marketing professional Gareth Thurston as a Consultant.

Gareth has over 20 years’ experience in senior roles in a number of pharma companies, most recently at Novartis, where he spent seven years in various roles, including Brand Lead Opthalmology, head of marketing for the company’s leading brand. 

Prior to this he spent seven years at Gilead, as well as spells at Vidamed, Abbott and Astra Pharmaceuticals. Gareth’s key areas of expertise include strategic thinking, leadership and matrix management, and helping cross-functional teams to engage and perform effectively.  He also has an interest in building KOL networks and advocacy, as well as managing change. 

Jon Bircher, CEO of Cello Health Consulting, said, “Gareth is a strategic marketer with strong leadership and organisational skills, and he brings a wide experience working in some of Europe’s biggest pharma companies.” Gareth will be based at Cello Health Consulting’s European office in Farnham, UK. 

Cello Health
Cello Health was launched in March 2014, bringing together Cello Group’s health-orientated agencies to create a new offer for clients in the healthcare sector.   Cello Health consists of three distinct capabilities: 
  • Cello Health Insight: global marketing research and customer insight 
  • Cello Health Consulting: strategic consultancy
  • Cello Health Communications: evidence and engagement
 In May 2014, healthcare communications agency iS Health Group, based in the UK, joined Cello Health; in December 2014, San Francisco based market research company Promedica also became part of Cello Health.    

For further media information, please contact:
Helen Lawn on +44 (0)1892 525141 or +44 (0)7879 818247,; orAndy Newman on +44 (0)1603 465636 or +44 (0)7739 847964, 

11 August 2015

21st August 2015



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