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Lansons boosts health offering with appointment of Kate Aldous

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Lansons has recruited Kate Aldous as associate director to join the healthcare team. Kate joined the award winning consultancy last week to bolster Lansons’ growing capability and demand in the corporate healthcare space. 

Kate has 11 years’ health communications experience and has led ethical and consumer healthcare campaigns for leading pharmaceutical companies at a UK and global level. She joins Lansons from Red Door Unlimited where she provided senior level consultancy to clients including Sanofi, Astellas, Pfizer, Novartis, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Lily and AstraZeneca.  Kate was also part of the leadership team responsible for financial best practice and driving new business during her five years at the agency.

Over the last three years, Lansons has significantly expanded its work in the corporate healthcare sector, with significant projects in the public and private sector for clients including Novartis, MSD, and Simply Health, and a focus on corporate reputation and big brands in disease control and prevention.

Scott McKenzie, joint managing director and head of Change & Employee Engagement comments: “We’ve brought Kate into Lansons to help service the growing demand we’re seeing in the healthcare space.  We’re doing a lot more work across the sector, but in particular projects based around business transformation, corporate reputation, innovation and brand.  Kate is a wonderful consultant and her experience will be incredibly valuable as we continue to build our presence in a sector that faces many reputational and business challenges.”

Kate commented:  “I’m delighted to have joined the team at Lansons. I was attracted to the consultancy because of its truly integrated offering and future-thinking focus, which is successfully delivering exciting results for clients, including in the evolving healthcare sector. I’m looking forward to working with some of Lansons’ diverse existing client base, as well as helping to grow the healthcare business further.” 

Kate studied at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and in her spare time volunteers as communications consultant for the charity “For Jimmy”, campaigning to make communities safer for young people.  Kate will work closely with the existing Lansons Health and Change & Employee Engagement teams, reporting into Scott McKenzie.