McCann Health Singapore names GM, makes senior hires

McCann Health Singapore has made five new hires, namely 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.

Lade (pictured far left), who returns to the agency after seven years away, joins from medical scientific publisher Wiley where she was most recently global projects director. Meanwhile, Riley (pictured second from left) rejoins McCann Health Singapore after close to three years in Japan as ECD Japan and North Asia.

Head of planning Martinez  (pictured third from right) 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.

Murphy (pictured third from left) held senior stints both agency- and client-side prior to the appointment. This includes including Langland UK, Grey Healthcare Group Sydney and most recently, as senior brand manager for urology products for Astellas Australia.

Williams (pictured second from right) also joins the agency as in-house medical writer, boasting experience as a clinical and community pharmacist, along with client-side expertise in both commercial and medical roles, including GlaxoSmithKline Hong Kong, Boehringer Ingelheim and Astellas Australia. Meanwhile, Wati Mohd Taib (pictured far right), director, expert marketing, brings continuity and experience to the leadership team.

“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,” Lade 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,” Stuart Black, Group CEO of McCann Health Singapore and Australia, added.