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WA Health, the specialist healthcare arm of WA Communications, has appointed two account directors to further strengthen its growing health practice.

The new hires come off the back of several high-profile clients wins for the agency and exceptional growth in 2017. Stan Jackson and Peter Wasson join WA from Huntsworth Health and the Royal College of Physicians respectively, bringing a wealth of communications experience with them.

Jackson has spent over five years in healthcare public affairs and the media, having previously been an EU business journalist and formerly Head of Communications for the fitness sector trade body ukactive. More recently he has worked as a consultant in the health sector, supporting global pharmaceutical clients on a range of high-profile public affairs and public relations strategies.

Wasson began his career working for an MP. He led campaigns for the Patients Association and worked on strategic healthcare briefs at MHP Health and Blue Rubicon. He previously headed-up the Royal College of Physician’s policy campaigns team, and has a wealth of policy expertise.

WA Health has also promoted Emily Cameron to Senior Account Director, in recognition of her contribution the health practice’s growth in the past year.

Announcing the news, Jenny Ousbey, Head of Health said:

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Stan and Peter to our growing team at WA Health, their experience serves to underline that we have the best strategic healthcare communications team in the business. I’m also hugely proud to be promoting Emily to the role of Senior Account Director. She has contributed enormously to the development of the health practice over the last 12 months, helping to secure high-profile client wins, and delivering outstanding advice to clients across the board. I look forward to working with Stan, Peter, Emily and the rest of the team to ensure WA Health continues to deliver best in class advice to all our clients.”