3rd June 2013
Award-winning global health and wellness agency HAVAS LYNX EUROPE has realigned their senior team as they plan for the future and pioneer change. David Hunt, 33, becomes CEO, having positioned the agency as Europe’s leading digital health and wellness agency, Neil Martin takes the role of Commercial Director, having previously overseen the agency trebling in size over the previous five years, and Steve Nicholas and David Whittingham complete the core team as Managing Partners, taking responsibility for medical, strategic and creative excellence.
The move marks the anniversary of LYNX joining Havas Health, the world’s largest unified global health and wellness communications network. Powered by the broader network, Havas Lynx is celebrating a fantastic first year with significant growth, their new office in London, and with six PM Society Award wins. Since joining Havas Health, the agency has expanded its global client partners delivering best-in-class strategic, creative and digital solutions.
LYNX sponsored David Hunt, of Manchester, England, through his Design degree, including periods in London, San Francisco and Vancouver. His passion for integrating strategy, creativity and innovation became the philosophy on which David established the agency’s multi-award winning digital team. David’s energy, insight and vision, resulted in his promotion to the Senior Management team at the age of twenty-five. David is a recognised international figure within Digital Health and Wellness Communications having launched a series of industry firsts.
“It’s been a great first twelve months and with the new senior structure the team will continue to develop a unified offering,” said Ben Davies, European CEO, Havas Health. “We have aligned their passion, innovation and vision with industry leading strategy and insight to ensure our clients get to the future first.”
“We’ve hugely benefitted from the support, infrastructure and global footprint of Havas Health, which is providing the foundation for our future ambitions. Dave’s appointment as CEO demonstrates our commitment to changing faster and not just meeting, but shaping the future of health and wellness communications,” comments Neil Martin.
“We’ve amazing people, doing amazing things, creating a platform for new initiatives and new ideas. Over the coming months we are set to launch new services and products that combine clinical and digital excellence, as we continue to pioneer the agency experience. We are committed to delivering a complete, exceptional service to all our clients,” said David Hunt.
Havas Lynx are also pleased to announce that Dr. Nick Broughton joins as Medical Director, and Gary Monk as Director of Strategy and Innovation. Having begun life as a GP, Nick has worked for leading global pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca, MSD and GSK accumulating invaluable experience in director roles in medical and regulatory affairs in UK and Europe. Gary Monk’s achievements have been consistently recognised across the pharmaceutical industry. He won the PM Society 2010 Digital Pioneer award, in 2009 he received the Pharmatimes Marketer of the Year and was responsible for Europe’s first Pharma integrated Social Media patient.