Consilium Strategic Communications strengthens senior healthcare team

Consilium Strategic Communications has strengthened its senior international healthcare team with the appointment of Philippa Gardner and Suki Virji.

Gardner 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.

Virji 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, she was managing editor of European commercial news.

Mary-Jane Elliott, managing partner of Consilium Strategic Communications, said:“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.”

Gardner added: “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.”

Virji commented: “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.”

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