London and Manchester, UK – 01 May 2014 – International business communications consultancy Instinctif Partners has announced the promotions and job progression of three of its Life Sciences team members in London and Manchester. Gemma Howe moved up to Senior Account Manager, Jan Johnson moves up to the newly created position of Content and Creative Executive, whilst Rosanna Forrest moves over into the vacant position for Junior Account Executive.
Gemma, based in the London team, has been with Instinctif Partners (formerly College Hill) since 2010. She has eight years’ experience in science communications managing international campaigns across a wide range of disciplines, including media relations and events management, gained at Instinctif Partners and prior to that at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Gemma holds a BA (Hons) in Criminology and Journalism from the University of Lincoln.
Jan joined in 2011 in the position of Executive Assistant. Supporting the Life Sciences’ dedicated Creative and Content team in Manchester, Jan works on many design-led projects as well as producing the life sciences marketing materials. She specialises in the design and production of PowerPoint presentations and Word based materials. As a qualified graphic designer, Jan has 20 years’ experience in design, advertising and branding, including in-house graphic design.
Rosanna joined Instinctif Partners as a new graduate in 2012 initially to support the London office in front of house and administration. Having supported the Life Sciences team for 10 months in a maternity cover role as Executive Assistant, Rosie has now moved into a permanent client facing role having been appointed to the position of Junior Account Executive. Rosie has a degree in English Literature from the University of Chester.
“Instinctif Partners has a strong ethos of staff development, having put in place an Academy of Excellence initiative jointly with the UK PRCA” said Sue Charles, Managing Partner of the Life Sciences team. “It’s great to be able to support the development and learning of team members and to see this recognised as they progress through the organisation” she added.