McCann Health Singapore makes five senior level hires

The Singapore office of McCann Health, a healthcare specialist agency has made five appointments to critical roles. These include Nicole Lade as general manager, Sean Riley as executive creative director, Liz Clark Martinez as head of planning, Rebecca Murphy as director of HCP Planning and communications, and Charles Williams as in-house medical writer. 

The announcement:

McCann Health Singapore has announced the hire of five significant talents: Nicole Lade as General Manager, Sean Riley as Executive Creative Director, Liz Clark Martinez as Head of Planning, Rebecca Murphy as Director, HCP Planning and Communications, and Charles Williams, as in-house medical writer. These senior hires bring the McCann Health Singapore staff strength to 25 – the largest and most experienced group of health and wellness experts in Singapore.

In making the announcement, Stuart Black, Group CEO of McCann Health Singapore and Australia said, “As the pace of change in our industry continues at break-neck speed, the quality of our people remains the constant that sets us apart. That such an impressive array of talent is joining us in Singapore validates our drive to build McCann Health as the leader in strategic, scientific and creative excellence in SEA.”

Nicole Lade joins McCann Health Singapore as the General Manager.  Returning to the agency after 7 years away, Nicole most recently acted as the Global Projects Director for medical/scientific publisher Wiley.

Sean Riley, a 19-year McCann Health veteran, also rejoins McCann Health Singapore as Executive Creative Director after close to 3 years in Japan as ECD Japan and North Asia.  Sean is a multi-awarded creative leader whose work has been recognised at Cannes, the One Show, London International Awards, Clio and ARCHIVE.

With 15 years´ experience in healthcare, Liz Clark Martinez joins McCann Health Singapore as the Head of Planning.  Liz was most recently Planning Director at VCCP Health in the UK, working on marketing and communication solutions in Global (including Asia Pacific and South America) and European markets.

Rebecca Murphy joins McCann Health Singapore as Director, HCP Planning and Communications, after senior stints both agency- and client-side – including Langland UK, Grey Healthcare Group Sydney and most recently, as Senior Brand Manager for urology products for Astellas Australia.

Charles Williams joins McCann Health Singapore as in-house Medical Writer, bringing with him experience as a clinical and community pharmacist, as well as client-side expertise from a variety of industry roles, both commercial and medical, with GlaxoSmithKline Hong Kong, Boehringer Ingelheim and Astellas Australia.

Wati Mohd Taib, Director, Expert Marketing, has been a key member of McCann Health Singapore for 8 years and brings continuity and experience to the leadership team.

Nicole Lade, General Manager of McCann Health Singapore, concluded by saying, “I am delighted to be back at McCann Health, and even more delighted to be joined by such an experienced and passionate team of health and wellness experts. Our goal is to set a new standard for our industry – a world-class standard, here in Singapore and across the region.”


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