– Neil McGregor-Paterson tasked with expanding team and increasing diversity of client services –

London, 28 Feb 2019: Ruder Finn, a leading global communications agency, has hired Neil McGregor-Paterson as Head of Healthcare for their European hub in London.

Reporting to Managing Director, Nick Leonard, he is tasked with building on the strong growth within the agency’s Healthcare business and helping clients to navigate the huge political and economic shifts they are facing.

McGregor-Paterson has over 30-years’ experience in the health and wellbeing sector, including Managing Director roles for a number of leading PR and payer communication consultancies. He also brings significant non-consultancy, senior-level experience having worked for organisations that are leading the way in market access, and advancing patient and community led health and wellbeing. This includes Health Technology Assessment International’s (HTAi) Patient and Citizen Involvement in HTA Interest Group (PCIG), and New NHS Alliance.

Commenting on the appointment, Leonard said, “Neil’s mix of agency experience and real-world expertise will help us take our proposition to the next level. Coming off the back of a successful 2018 we have great momentum. Neil is exactly the right person to ensure we maintain momentum, continue to enhance our proposition and deliver the highest-quality services to our clients”.

Commenting on his new role, McGregor-Paterson said, “I’m delighted to have joined Ruder Finn. The agency’s forward-thinking approach, and ability to react quickly and decisively to change, is essential in times like these. These foundations will allow me to bring new thinking and compelling services to our current and future clients”.