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McCann promotes Graeme Read to APAC president of healthcare arm

Graeme Read

Graeme Read

Ad agency McCann has promoted Graeme Read to regional president of its healthcare arm, McCann Health.

The announcement:

[SINGAPORE: May 5 2015] McCann Worldgroup announced that Graeme Read has been promoted to the position of President McCann Health Asia Pacific, while Mark Worman is promoted to the position of EVP Head of Global Marketing, both positions were effective March 1st.

Said John Cahill, McCann Health Global Chief Executive Officer:  “Graeme has worked with the McCann Health group across Asia and Europe over the last 19 years, constantly contributing to the success of McCann Health. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in building the agency’s platform offer, developing our people and creating value for our clients’ brands.

“His deep understanding of the Asia Pacific region and his strategic prowess will greatly enhance the development of the next phase of the McCann Health network in AP.”

Graeme will remain based out of the Singapore operation, where he has lived for the last two years. Graeme will be responsible for McCann Health units in Asia Pacific and working closely with our McCann Worldgroup leaders.

Commenting on Mark’s appointment John Cahill said: “Mark’s new role is pivotal to the future success of the global McCann Health network. As we see the life sciences industry undergo massive transformation, this position will ensure we are in tune with our clients’ changing needs and developing highly customised solutions for their brands.

Mark was previously appointed ‘caretaker’ McCann Health Asia Pacific in addition to his global marketing responsibilities in 2014, when Amar Urhekar was named President, McCann Health Americas.

John Cahill concluded: “Mark has worked with the McCann Health group across Asia Pacific, Europe and North America in senior management roles over the last 19 years. His highly strategic capability, industry foresight and sheer brilliance in human capital management will create new opportunities for our network and increasing value for our clients’ brands.”

Source: press release

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