Burson-Marsteller Australia boosts Healthcare team

27 May, 2010


Gareth Finch appointed Manager within Healthcare practice

SYDNEY — Burson-Marsteller (B-M), a leading Australian public relations and communications consultancy, today announced the appointment of Gareth Finch as Manager within its Healthcare practice.

Gareth joins B-M with over eight years of healthcare public relations experience across a broad range of health-related projects and clients.

Based in Sydney, Gareth will be responsible for overseeing the management and execution of B-M’s healthcare client accounts including: sanofi-aventis, Gilead, Influenza Specialist Group and Australian Lung Foundation.

“Gareth’s healthcare expertise and ability to provide clients with solid, strategic counsel and cutting-edge ideas highly compliments the work our Healthcare team currently delivers,” said Brian West, Market Leader, B-M Australia. “We welcome Gareth to the team and look forward to his contributions as we continue to build on our practice’s ongoing success.”

Gareth's expertise ranges across prescription medications, medical technology, OTC treatments and natural therapies. He has extensive experience working on both local and international programs. Prior to joining B-M, Gareth’s UK experience saw him implementing campaigns in the education and B2B sector, before building a career in healthcare.

Gareth also has experience integrating digital strategies for healthcare clients. He has developed and implemented online strategies to communicate key messages, promote brands and engage stakeholders.

“B-M understands that the healthcare industry is a rapidly evolving arena, requiring deep market knowledge and innovative concepts to drive successful campaigns,” said Gareth. “I am thrilled to join this team of dedicated professionals and the opportunity to provide our clients with best-in-class healthcare communication programs.”


About Burson-Marsteller
Burson-Marsteller (www.burson-marsteller.com), established in 1953, is a leading global public relations and public affairs firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, advertising, and web-related services. The firm’s seamless worldwide network consists of 57 wholly-owned offices and 44 affiliate offices, together operating in 58 countries across six continents. Burson-Marsteller is a part of Young & Rubicam Brands, a subsidiary of WPP (NASDQ: WPPGY), one of the world’s leading communications services networks.

For more information, please contact:
Brian West
Market Leader, Australia
Burson-Marsteller Australia
Tel: +61 2 9928 1500
Email: brian.west@bm.com

or further information, visit our website: http://bmaustralia.tumblr.com/ or follow @BMaustralia.

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