Makara Health promote Helen Laurence to Director

UK-based international healthcare communications agency, Makara Health, has promoted senior PR and communications specialist Helen Laurence to Director, reinforcing its leadership team as it continues to grow in the communications sector.

Helen is an established senior professional with over 15 years’ experience in healthcare communications. She has been with Makara Health, working as an Associate Director, for the past three years, heading up a number of national and global programmes.

“Helen has a proven track record of building and growing accounts”

Previously, Helen has worked at a range of respected healthcare communications agencies including Havas Just and Virgo Health. In addition, Helen served as Senior Press Officer at Alzheimer’s Society, providing a unique insight into this sector.

Louise Sharp, Owner and Managing Director of Makara Health said, “We are delighted to have someone as passionate and skilled as Helen join our leadership team, bringing a wealth of experience in public relations, medical education and patient engagement. Helen has a proven track record of building and growing accounts. Her leadership role will allow her to spearhead our communications offering, taking the strategic lead on existing accounts and building new business to support the continued growth of Makara.”

Helen said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on the role of Director at Makara Health and working closely with such a talented team of people. Makara Health has a brilliant working model allowing senior consultants the flexibility to work remotely, while offering clients access to expertise across a range of different disciplines. This means that every team we put together at Makara is made up of exactly the right mix for the specific brand or client challenge. Judging by the great feedback and results, and the company’s continued growth, this flexible approach is obviously something clients are looking for.”