Medical communications bringing Science to Life

At Succinct our goal is to motivate and inspire our audiences
– by always thinking beyond communication and education.

Our highly-qualified, passionate team provides real scientific insight and communications expertise. We challenge convention and push boundaries to deliver bespoke, game-changing solutions which cut through the noise and inspire behaviour change.

THERE ARE THREE KEY ELEMENTS TO DELIVERING THIS:

Compelling scientific content which meets a genuine need...

delivered by trusted experts...

in a memorable and engaging way.

AN INVOLVED AND ACCESSIBLE SENIOR TEAM

 

Our senior team, all with over 10 years’ experience in the medical communications industry,

sit at the heart of our accounts and are as accessible to our clients as they are to the internal team.

Please click for biographies and contact details.

 

  • SANDY ROYDEN

    CEO Succinct, COO OPEN Health

    SANDY ROYDEN

    CEO Succinct, COO OPEN Health

    A pharmacist by profession with nearly 25 years’ experience within the industry, Sandy has a great grounding in pharmaceutical marketing at a global, European and UK domestic level. Prior to OPEN Health, Sandy worked in clinical development, sales, marketing and communications at Novartis and Sanofi, followed by 5 years at Huntsworth Health, where she headed up the European team, managing the integrated brand communications, medical communications and market research offerings. With broad experience across the communications mix, Sandy's specific areas of focus are market access and medical communications. 

  • Sean McGrath

    Chairman and founder of Succinct

    Sean McGrath

    Chairman and founder of Succinct

    Sean has a wealth of knowledge and experience in pharmaceutical marketing. He has been in the industry for 25 years, first as a senior pharmaceutical executive for various blue-chip companies, and latterly as head of Succinct. Sean’s particular interest is oncology and he has vast experience across tumour types. He revels in the significant mutational complexity of the disease, the multiple pathways to target and the sheer volume of drugs to be carefully sequenced and combined. The advent of immunotherapy is exciting and, like the TKIs a few years ago, its potential is spreading across tumour types, raising the value of his overview across the field. With the ear of countless thought leaders nationally and internationally and an interrogative and engaging nature, Sean offers insight abound.

  • Rob Barker

    Managing Director, Succinct (London)

    Rob Barker

    Managing Director, Succinct (London)

    Rob is a pharmacist by training and whilst at Novartis achieved an MBA before becoming global commercial lead in anti-infectives. He left GSK to become MD of a UK pharmaceutical advertising agency before being promoted to run their global medical education agency. He created and ran a novel pre-launch strategic consultancy before it was acquired by Huntsworth Health. He now runs Succinct London.

  • Gail Rowe

    Managing Director, Succinct (Central)

    Gail Rowe

    Managing Director, Succinct (Central)

    Gail has 20 years’ experience in medical communications, starting as an Editorial Assistant before developing her passion for delivering great work by moving into client services. In 2002 she founded LeapFrog Medical, a boutique medical communications agency. After 5 years the business was acquired and Gail went on to spend some time working with the UK NHS developing online cognitive training programmes for junior doctors before rejoining the medical communications sector with a move to Succinct. Gail has worked in a great many therapeutic areas, including cardiology, transplantation, oncology, biosurgery and diabetes. 

  • Margot Hannah

    Managing Director, Succinct (West)

    Margot Hannah

    Managing Director, Succinct (West)

    Margot spent the first 10 years of her career with Astra, Takeda and Merck Pharma, before moving agency side in 2007. Since then, Margot has led and implemented European and Global medical education programmes across a variety of therapy areas. As Managing Director of Succinct West, she leads an exceptional team of medical education specialists who are dedicated to delivering only the best for their clients. Shaping creative scientific programmes and building long-term partnerships with clients are what Margot does best.

  • Lisa Dodgshon

    Director

    Lisa Dodgshon

    Director

    Lisa is a Director at Succinct and leads the new business development function. Her background of more than 13 years of senior oncology marketing experience with BMS, SmithKline Beecham, GSK and Roche places her in an ideal position to provide clients with sound strategic advice throughout a product’s life-cycle. Whilst in the pharmaceutical industry, Lisa led the successful launches of a number of high-profile oncology agents, with a strong focus on market access. She holds long-standing and strong relationships with an unprecedented number of senior thought leaders. Over the past 10 years at Succinct, Lisa has assisted in the development and execution of numerous UK, European and global launch plans.

  • Jennifer van Zwieten

    Director Scientific Services

    Jennifer van Zwieten

    Director Scientific Services

    As Director of Scientific Services, Jen holds overall responsibility for the writing and editorial teams at Succinct. Jen has extensive experience within the scientific communications setting, having worked in a range of therapeutic areas and across a variety of projects spanning pre- and post-launch products.  Understanding the need to offer integrated approaches, Jen has executed project delivery at a global, European and local level, tailoring scientific solutions to meet individual needs. 

  • Jennifer Chilver

    Business Strategy Director

    Jennifer Chilver

    Business Strategy Director

    Jennifer started her career in R&D at GSK and then moved into medical communications. She has 14 years’ experience at TVF Communications, MediTech Media, Huntsworth Health (ApotheCom) and Succinct, across Global, European and UK domestic programmes. She has worked on everything from UK digital communications to global publications – from phase I to post-patent expiry – and has touched on most therapy areas. At Succinct, Jennifer uses her experience and expertise to provide senior level strategic support and to plan impactful communications solutions for our clients.