Partners

OPEN Health is led by 11 equity partners all of whom are active in the business, operating around the group in a variety of roles. In addition, each of our operating companies has a strong leadership team in their own right, providing an amazing array of expertise and talent.

  • DAVID ROWLEY

    Founding Partner & CEO

    DAVID ROWLEY

    Founding Partner & CEO

    David has operated in healthcare communications and marketing for the past 30 years. For the first half of his career, David worked client side, holding a variety of marketing and management roles, culminating as a business unit director at Novartis. Since leaving pharma, David has, alongside his colleagues, helped to build three communication consultancies from scratch, including PBC, Huntsworth Health and now OPEN Health. His experience is broad and unique. He is one of the few individuals who has started up and led global communications groups, however his first passion still remains brand building.

  • SANDY ROYDEN

    Founding Partner & COO

    SANDY ROYDEN

    Founding Partner & COO

    A pharmacist by profession with nearly 25 years’ experience within the industry, Sandy has a great grounding in pharmaceutical marketing at a Global, European and UK domestic level. Prior to OPEN Health, Sandy worked in clinical development, sales, marketing and communications at Novartis and Sanofi, followed by 5 years at Huntsworth Health, where she headed up the European team; managing the integrated brand communications, medical communications and market research offerings. With broad experience across the communications mix, Sandy's specific areas of focus are market access and medical communications.  

  • ROGER SELMAN

    Founding Partner

    ROGER SELMAN

    Founding Partner

    Roger is a Chartered Accountant with 30 years’ experience in the marketing services sector, including his role as Group Finance Director of Shandwick Plc and later Huntsworth Plc, retiring in 2006. In 2007 he became CFO of the healthcare division of Huntsworth, until 2010. As a founding partner of OPEN Health, Roger is directing the finances of the business. 

  • MATTHEW BAKER

    Senior Partner & MD, LEC

    MATTHEW BAKER

    Senior Partner & MD, LEC

    Matt brings 19 years’ agency experience to LEC. Having started his career in consumer advertising, he made the switch to healthcare in 2000. Matt has vast experience in International campaign development and implementation. His expertise lies in working with clients to develop strategy, formulate communication plans, engage successfully with affiliate markets and maximise the launch potential for brands. He has helped launch 14 brands in the last 4 years - from specialist niche oncology products to primary care entrants. Matt also has great digital experience, having previously led one of the UK’s largest healthcare digital teams. Matt has previously been a speaker at DigiPharm and wrote some of the early thought leader articles on the art of e-detailing, the increasing role of the Patient Opinion Leader and the power of online video content. In 2015, Matt was invited to speak at the Lions Health Creative Festival about the Future of Healthcare.

  • ANDY BELL

    Partner & Creative Director, LEC London

    ANDY BELL

    Partner & Creative Director, LEC London

    Andy has spent nearly half his life in consumer and pharmaceutical marketing, leaping to the latter in 1999. A copywriter at heart, he believes that everyone has the capacity to be creative, and enjoys nothing more than seeing a group of people find innovation through collaboration. Andy oversees all the creative copy content at LEC London, with a focus on clarity of communication. 

  • MARGOT HANNAH

    Partner & MD, Succinct

    MARGOT HANNAH

    Partner & MD, Succinct

    With 17 years’ industry experience, Margot spent the first 10 years of her career client side working on brands such as Losec, Amias, Actos and Crestor where her primary focus was on opinion leader and guidelines development. In 2007 she moved agency side where she led Pan-European and Global accounts, including the development and publication of a White Paper which reported findings from almost 3,000 HCPs across Europe on the relationship between clinical hesitation and increased cardiovascular risk in uncontrolled blood pressure. Eventually joining OPEN Health at the beginning of 2011, Margot has since then built a strong team of Medical Communication specialists working in a variety of therapy areas from prostate cancer to schizophrenia. Margot’s collective experiences mean she instinctively understands how to shape and deliver an impactful Medical Communications programme. Together with her professionalism and dedicated client focus, she enjoys building and establishing long-term partnerships with clients and knows how to get the best from people.

  • JAMES BELL

    Partner & Chief Accountant

    JAMES BELL

    Partner & Chief Accountant

    James is a qualified chartered accountant and has been involved with healthcare marketing for over 15 years. Before joining OPEN Health in September 2011 he spent 9 years as the European Finance Director at Huntsworth Health.

  • ALEX BUTLER

    Partner & MD, The EarthWorks

    ALEX BUTLER

    Partner & MD, The EarthWorks

    Alex is a world leading pharmaceutical marketing communications expert with a global reputation in digital media and health technologies. He is a pioneer of global first digital marketing and communications strategy, campaigns and mobile health applications. He has always been driven to bring the best of digital to pharma: focused on delivering measurable results that impact people’s lives and provide a high return on investment. Alex is one of the most followed healthcare marketing experts in the world - having spoken at TEDMed and many other healthcare digital events. He writes and speaks regularly on the impact of digital media on health care, and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Carwyn Jones

    Partner & Partnerships Director

    Carwyn Jones

    Partner & Partnerships Director

    Carwyn is a highly experienced pharmaceutical professional of 19 years that has worked in sales, marketing and global strategy roles, for both Eli Lilly and GSK. Most recently, Carwyn led the pharmaceutical sales and marketing division for Doctors.net.uk, enabling them to become Europe’s largest online professional medical community. Carwyn is also currently Co-Chair and digital lead of the Pharmaceutical Marketing Society, pushing to drive innovation and digital technology across the industry. Carwyn set up and established The EarthWorks with Alex Butler prior to taking a more central role as Partnerships Director across the OPEN Health Group.

  • ROB BARKER

    Partner & CEO, Succinct

    ROB BARKER

    Partner & CEO, Succinct

    Having graduated with a Pharmacy degree Rob joined Novartis where he worked in R&D, Finance and Marketing and completed an MBA. He moved to GSK into a global commercial role and launched a novel anti-infective, before leaving to run a global pharmaceutical advertising and medical education agency. He then spent 10 years running his own pre-launch strategic consultancy before joining Huntsworth Health as their European Managing Director of Med Comms.

    Rob joined OPEN Health in 2014 and has enjoyed building on the previous successes of Succinct, expanding its geography into the USA and Dubai and its expertise beyond Med Comms into both publications and independent medical education. 

     

  • EVA REYNOLDS

    Partner & MD, Reynolds MacKenzie

    EVA REYNOLDS

    Partner & MD, Reynolds MacKenzie

    One half of the award-winning agency partnership that is Reynolds-MacKenzie, Eva’s stand-out reputation as an all-round medical communications professional has preceded her throughout her 14 year career in healthcare communications. Much of her experience, which spans the US and Europe, has been focused on strategic global PR and medical communications programming for blue chip pharmaceutical clients. She has led award-winning global communications strategies on a number of industry-leading pharmaceutical and medical device brands, delivering powerful messages that have shaped the access environment and improved the lives of patients across the world.

Open Health & Chime

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OPEN Health is a joint venture with global sport, entertainment and communications group, Chime

At Chime, we transform businesses, brands and organisations through the power of sport, entertainment and communications by creating a lasting commercial and social impact.

We create award winning campaigns for the likes of easyJet, Airbnb and comparethemarket.com.

We have involved Martini in Formula One, HSBC in the British & Irish Lions and Bradesco in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

It’s a unique combination able to engage, unify and command the loyalty of global audiences.

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