LONDON—Weber Shandwick has expanded its healthcare public offering with the promotion of Lucie Harper to group managing director, healthcare communications and Brian Tjugum to head of the agency’s European public health practice.
Previously U.K. managing director of healthcare communications, in her new role Harper will strengthen Weber Shandwick’s healthcare capabilities across the U.K. and drive the agency’s specialist healthcare product offerings and practice groups—including pharmaceutical marketing, medical education, food science and nutrition and consumer health—across the consultancy’s European network.
Harper joined Weber Shandwick in 2005 after spending seven years at Shire Health London.
Currently deputy managing director of U.K. healthcare communications, Tjugum’s new role will involve building the firm’s public health capabilities across all European markets, strengthening agency relationships with key public health stakeholders and developing new client business with the public and third sectors.
Tjugum joined Weber Shandwick in 2005, serving as deputy managing director of the U.K. healthcare practice.