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AXON appoints Colette Balaam as its new US Managing Partner

AXON is delighted to announce the appointment of Colette Balaam, our new Managing Partner in the US and lead of the AXON New York office. Hiring Colette is a testament of the healthcare communications firm’s long term growth ambition coming to life, with the US being AXON’s fasting growing opportunity.

AXON is expecting to make several appointments in the US in the coming months to support existing clients and potential new opportunities, as we expand our work in medical affairs, clinical trial services, HEOR and real-world evidence, and public relations. Having an experienced leader in New York will accelerate AXON’s plans to be a leading integrated healthcare communications firm that ignites change through meaningful communication with a strong trans-Atlantic base and a global footprint.

“Colette is joining AXON at an exciting time, as we progress our long-term plan for sustained growth,” said Ralph Sutton, international managing partner of AXON, and its parent company AVENIR GLOBAL. “As a consultant she has great experience in working with the medical affairs and commercial teams of pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics clients. As a business leader, she blends large agency experience with the entrepreneurial spirit of smaller businesses and start-ups.”

“I am delighted to join a firm whose continued focus is on the delivery of value and excellence to clients and the larger healthcare community. I look forward to working with the team and expanding AXON’s presence in the U.S. market”, commented Colette.
Colette’s previous role was as the Commercial Lead for Readout Health, a digital biomarker company. Between 2015 and 2020, she was CEO of the US operations of Hive, a London-based healthcare creative agency, and prior to that was a Managing Director of medical communications firm Virtuoso. She has also worked at both Edelman and Y&R in the past.

About AXON

At AXON, we simplify complex information to improve outcomes in healthcare, bringing together the right people with the right expertise to provide our clients with integrated, multichannel communications solutions. As an agency, we are passionate about healthcare communications and combine a personal touch with professionalism. Our expertise includes medical communications, public relations, clinical trial services and market access communications services/consultancy for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, animal health and functional food companies. AXON has an international reach, with offices in London, Brighton, New York, Toronto and Copenhagen, and a worldwide affiliate network. Established in 2002, AXON is an AVENIR GLOBAL company.

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