The Board

The Board determines the strategy for the Society, ensuring effective management of all PM Society activities.

Caroline Benson

Caroline Benson

Co-chair

Caroline has worked in healthcare agencies for many years and runs Cuttsy+Cuttsy, a strategic healthcare communications agency that she set up in partnership with her brother in 2011. She won the Campaign magazine and the IPA’s Women of Tomorrow 2018 Award and the agency has won lots of awards for their culture including Platinum IPA CPD and Working Mums SME Top Employer award. She was the PM Society’s Patient Engagement Interest Group Lead for two years prior to becoming co-chair of the PM Society in February 2020.

Colin Williams

Colin Williams

Co-Chair

Colin has been actively involved with the PM Society for over a decade, helping to establish the Digital Awards and leading our Digital Interest Group prior to becoming co-chair of the PM Society in February 2020. He is currently Senior Director, Digital Strategy at Astellas. Colin has spent more than 20 years in the industry gaining extensive experience in digital marketing, operational & project management, marketing and market research. Previous employers include GSK, Huumun, Boehringer Ingelheim, Kantar TNS and IQVIA. He is also a committed, if perennially disappointed, Tottenham Hotspur fan!

Rachel Farrow

Rachel Farrow

Director

Rachel was Co-Chair of the Society from March 2014 to February 2017 and has been on the Executive Committee of the Society since 2007. She is Chair of the Digital Awards, an event she launched in 2009. Rachel has over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare and communications industries. She has managed several agencies, was Global Vice President of Medical Communications at Quintiles for 5 years and is currently a business consultant with her own company Route 73 Consulting. Her expertise spans communications, business management, digital media, patient programmes and medical education.

Carwyn Jones

Carwyn Jones

Director

Carwyn was Co-Chair of the Society from March 2014 to February 2017 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2009. He is also currently a director of the Society. Carwyn is a Senior Partner at OPEN Health where he has undertaking various roles in General Management, Strategy & Operations and Business Development. He also spent several years at Doctors.net.uk where he was Head of pharmaceutical sales and marketing, and Eli Lilly & GSK within various sales and marketing roles. He is also a committed Welsh rugby fan!


The Office Team

The core office team ensure the co-ordination and smooth running of all our initiatives and events.

Jenny Claridge

Jenny Claridge

Director or Partnerships and Services

Jenny joined us in January 2021, with a focus on our members and partnerships to ensure the PM Society continues its role in providing education and supporting organisations and people in healthcare. Jenny has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare, regulatory affairs and medical aesthetics industries. After a progressive sales and marketing career at Johnson & Johnson, she managed an implementation of training programmes for the optical profession and marketing programmes for a medical affairs consultancy. Her expertise spans medical education, training, business development and strategic marketing.

Lorna Milner

Lorna Milner

Awards Manager

Lorna joined the PM Society as Marketing Co-ordinator early in 2012 before being promoted to Project Manager in 2015. 2018 saw her take over the reins as Awards Manager responsible for all aspects of planning for both the PM Society Awards and Digital Awards.

In the industry since 2000, Lorna was previously events, accounts and office manager at event specialists Genesis Adoration and before that she worked at American Express Gold and Platinum Card Travel and Hogg Robinson. Her time outside work is taken up with her two young daughters.

Alexandra Hankinson

Alexandra Hankinson

Events Manager

Alex joined the team in September 2018 and has been tasked with growing the PM Society’s social media network, promoting and developing the PM Society’s training programme, assisting with the awards, managing the Digital Interest Group and running educational events. Alex’s background is in event management and has worked in Las Vegas organising a number of events for her clients and also award ceremonies for William Reed.

Outside of work, Alex can be found somewhere on the South Downs walking her dog, in the gym or out with friends.

Fay Bugler

Fay Bugler

Finance Manager

Fay joined the Society in 2008 and is responsible for the Society’s financial management, budgeting and reporting.

Fay started her career at Barclays Bank, followed by a long stint at Kuoni Travel. She has also worked in an agency, dealing with Pharma clients, and an accountancy practice.

Outside of work Fay can be found ferrying her teenage children to hockey and equestrian events.

Elizabeth Misselbrook

Elizabeth Misselbrook

Events and Marketing Coorindator

Elizabeth joined the society in 2022 as Marketing and Events Coordinator supporting the office team and committee.  Elizabeth’s career started in the civil service before spending a number of years working in channel marketing and running events for HP. This was followed by five years working for a creative marketing agency as a client manager working mainly on digital campaigns.

When not at work, Elizabeth enjoys running (she’s currently in training for her first London marathon!), volunteering at her local junior parkrun and playing the flute and trumpet in a local concert band.


The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee determines the strategy and deliver on the plan for the Society, ensuring effective management of all PM Society activities. Many of our executive committee members are also leaders of our Interest Groups. These networking groups are led by professionals in their field which deliver on the PM Society’s purpose in their functional area of expertise.

Executive Committee & Industry Group Leads

Alex Merckx
Careers Interest Group Co-Lead

Andrew Mumford
Market Access Interest Group Co-Lead

Becca Sharman
Patient Engagement Interest Group Co-Lead

Brenda Dooley
Market Access Interest Group Co-Lead

Dom Marchant

Hassan Chaudhury
Diversity Interest Group Co-Lead

James Harper
Digital Interest Group Lead

Jonathan Dancer
Training Lead

Mike Orriss
Learning & Development Interest Group Co-Lead

Paul Reynolds
Learning & Development Interest Group Co-Lead

Dr Samuel Pygall
Digital Interest Group Co-Lead

Shai Blackwell
Patient Engagement Interest Group Co-Lead

Simon Walker
Careers Interest Group Co-Lead


The Committee

The Committee members provide input and ideas to all PM Society initiatives as well as becoming actively involved in the planning and running of key activities.