Ashfield Healthcare Communications appoints new Global Commercial Director

Ben Beckley is Ashfield Healthcare Communications' new Global Commercial Director.

Ashfield, part of UDG Healthcare, has appointed Ben Beckley as Global Commercial Director of Ashfield Healthcare Communications. He will be based in Boston, USA.

Beckley most recently 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, Beckley was SVP, Accounts at Precision for Medicine Group, leading client service at their Boston office.

As Global Commercial Director, Beckley 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 the business, working in partnership with agency business unit heads to deliver the overall commercial plan.

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

Doug Burcin, President of Ashfield Healthcare Communications, said: “Ben’s experience, energy and enthusiasm will move the business forward and I’m excited to be working with him.”

Beckley added: “I am thrilled to be joining Ashfield Healthcare Communications at such a pivotal time for the company.”