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Pharma & life sciences division growth allows Pegasus to fill three new senior positions

Pegasus has expanded its pharma & life sciences senior team by appointing a new Associate Director and promoting two members of the existing team to Account Directors.

Owing to exceptional growth, Pegasus, an Ashfield company part of UDG Healthcare plc, has expanded its pharma & life sciences senior team by appointing a new Associate Director, James Osborn, and promoting two members of the existing team to Account Directors: Yasmin Ghariani and Megan Hollingdale.   

James joins Pegasus having spent a decade working in health communications, both in-house and within consultancies. His role includes overseeing several key global and UK pharma accounts, driving new business, and working with the senior team to build the division in line with the company vision to inspire healthy decisions. James joins from 90TEN Healthcare where, among his accolades, James managed communications for the launch of the world’s first biosimilar monoclonal antibody. Prior to agency, James worked in-house at Leo Pharma.  

Pegasus is also pleased to announce the promotion of two existing team members to Account Directors. Yasmin Ghariani joined Pegasus in February 2013 from Spink and was recently promoted after nine years in the communications industry. Megan Hollingdale, formerly of Spink and FleishmanHillard, received her promotion after two years at Pegasus and with four years’ previous experience in the sector. Both Yasmin and Megan have shown exceptional client management skills and have brought great value to their respective accounts and the wider pharma and life sciences division.

Jo Spadaccino, Director and Head of Pharma & Life Sciences at Pegasus, commented: “Since the pharma and life science team took true form back in 2010, we have grown from a handful of people into the twenty plus team we are today who offer fully integrated health communications. Our success is dependent on our people and their passion to deliver against our mission to inspire healthy decisions. We warmly welcome James to the team, and congratulate Yasmin and Megan on their well-deserved promotions.”

Pegasus was recently acquired by UDG Healthcare plc and will join Ashfield Healthcare Communications, part of the Ashfield Commercial and Medical Services division.

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About Pegasus

Located in Brighton with a 100 strong team of communications experts, Pegasus specialises in helping private and public sector organisations communicate healthy messages through integrated communications programmes.  Focusing on an overall mission of ‘inspiring healthy decisions’ and driven by a ‘health first, sector second’ approach, Pegasus has an award-winning track record of creating and implementing campaigns that inspire behaviour change. The Pegasus approach starts with strategic planning based on behaviour change methodology and blends earned, owned and paid for marketing services including media relations, corporate communications, creative, social and digital. Pegasus develops integrated campaigns which engage multiple audiences from consumers, patients and HCPs to influencers and other stakeholder groups. Pegasus has a strong focus on measuring campaign effectiveness and best practice in evaluation. In May 2016, Pegasus was acquired by Ashfield Commercial and Medical Services, part of UDG Healthcare plc. For further information, please visit   

About Ashfield
Ashfield Commercial and Medical Services, part of UDG Healthcare plc, is a global leader in providing outsourced healthcare services to pharmaceutical, device and biotech companies. The company has 6,000 employees, operates in 19 countries across Europe, North America, South America and Asia and works with more than 250 companies, including all of the world’s top 25 pharmaceutical companies. Its mission is to partner with its clients, improving lives by helping healthcare professionals and patients get the medicines, knowledge and support they need. Ashfield’s provides contract sales teams, customer service reps, medical science liaison officers, remote detailing, nurse educators, medical information, healthcare communications, market access, market research, training, event management, digital, creative and pharmacovigilance services. For more information, go to

18th July 2016



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