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Ashfield is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Beckley as Global Commercial Director of Ashfield Healthcare Communications. Ben takes up the position on 8 October and be based in Boston, USA,

As Global Commercial Director, Ben will be responsible for leading the global commercial strategy, developing business plans and ensuring all growth opportunities are optimised across the Ashfield Healthcare Communications global network. A significant part of this role is to drive the day to day business development cycle of our growing business, removing barriers to success and working in partnership with our agency business unit heads to deliver our overall commercial plan.

Doug Burcin, President of Ashfield Healthcare Communications, said: “Ben is a great cultural fit and talent addition to the growing Ashfield team. His track record has demonstrated strong entrepreneurial skills, commercial awareness and a tenacious focus on winning. Ben’s experience, energy and enthusiasm will move the business forward and I’m excited to be working with him.”

Most recently, Ben served as global managing director and rare disease village business unit lead at Havas Health & You. He was instrumental in growing awareness of the company’s capabilities across a variety of service offerings including strategy, branding, medical communications, market access, analytics, and digital services. Previous to Havas, Ben was SVP, Accounts at Precision for Medicine Group, leading client service at their Boston office: Precisioneffect.

Ben Beckley added “I am thrilled to be joining Ashfield Healthcare Communications at such a pivotal time for the company. I look forward to applying my passions for service, quality and brand strategy to Ashfield’s very unique and compelling value proposition.”

Ben will join the organisation’s executive team as a member of the Ashfield Healthcare Communications board, who are responsible for the strategic direction and overall competitiveness of the organisation.