Consilium Strategic Communications Strengthens Senior International Healthcare Team with the Appointment of Philippa Gardner and Suki Virji

London, UK, 8 May, 2017 – Consilium Strategic Communications, a global leader in strategic healthcare communications, today announces the appointment of Philippa Gardner and Suki Virji to the London office.

Philippa has more than 13 years’ experience as a healthcare sell-side analyst covering European biotechnology, life sciences and mid-cap pharma companies following a career including at Lehman Brothers, Jefferies and Edison.  Philippa has a doctorate (EngD) in Biochemical Engineering, and a MEng in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from UCL.

Suki joins Consilium from Scrip (part of Informa’s pharma intelligence division) where she has held a number of editorial positions over the past 16 years, most recently managing editor of European commercial news. Suki has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UCL.

Mary-Jane Elliott, Managing Partner of Consilium Strategic Communications, commented: “Philippa and Suki’s significant experience of the healthcare industry make them excellent additions to the growing team at Consilium. Philippa’s equity research analyst expertise and Suki’s editorial experience complements our world-leading strategic healthcare communications offering and aligns with Consilium’s constant goal to deliver the highest level and breadth of strategic advice to clients.”

Commenting on her appointment, Philippa Gardner said: “Consilium Strategic Communications has an excellent reputation as a leading provider of strategic investor relations and communications advice to healthcare companies. I am delighted to be joining the team as it continues to expand its impressive international client base and I look forward to continuing the momentum and delivering for clients.”

Commenting on her appointment, Suki Virji said: “I have always admired the Consilium team who I have known for many years and I now am hugely excited to be joining the team. Working as a journalist in the healthcare sector, principally on Scrip, for more than 16 years has given me a deep understanding of what a strong communications strategy can do for a company, and I can’t wait to bring that experience to bear for our clients.”

Philippa Gardner can be contacted from 22nd May 2017 on +44 (0)203 709 5835 and pgardner@consilium-comms.com

Suki Virji can be contacted from 28th June 2017 on +44 (0)203 709 5834 and virji@consilium-comms.com

About Consilium Strategic Communications
Consilium Strategic Communications is a global leader in strategic healthcare communications advisory with offices in London and across the US. Consilium’s highly-skilled team provides strategic, long-term advice to healthcare companies, Boards, senior decision makers and executives on critical communications programmes and stakeholder challenges. The Company has established deep knowledge across all areas of the global healthcare sector through broad experience in representing international clients spanning the Fortune 500, FTSE100, FTSEurofirst 300 and FTSE250, through to discrete specialist reputation management projects.

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