Team

Leading experts from across life sciences, consulting and communications

We have built our team by seeking out the most talented and inspiring people from across the life sciences, consulting and communications industries. We are a diverse and growing group of more than 20 experts who share a passion for science, a collaborative spirit and the drive to push boundaries to help our clients’ innovations succeed.

Fiona Tavner

David Kane PhD

Managing Partner

David has over 20 years of experience consulting to global biotech and biopharmaceutical companies. David has led teams in the delivery of many award-winning programmes, and his team was awarded the Holmes Report’s “Best Healthcare Consultancy in the World” in 2014. David originally trained as a medical scientist, having worked at Caltech and UCLA. He has a PhD from the Max Planck Institute and a degree in chemistry from Cambridge University.

Harry King

Harry King

Partner

With over 20 years of experience in the health and life sciences sectors, Harry has planned and delivered a wide variety of communication programmes for many of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies. He has worked with products across the full lifecycle, from early-stage science, discovery and development through to commercialisation and loss of exclusivity.

Harry King
Helen Swift

Helen Swift

Associate Partner

Having worked in the healthcare communications sector for the last 17 years, Helen has experience across a broad range of therapy areas. She has a passion for internal communications and has led multi-award-winning campaigns engaging multiple affiliate offices, which have been running successfully for more than four years.

Fiona Tavner

Fiona Tavner PhD

Partner

Fiona brings over 20 years of collective biopharmaceutical industry and biomedical postdoctoral research experience. She provides senior strategic and scientific counsel, with deep experience in communication strategy, planning and execution. Fiona gained her PhD and First-Class Honours in genetics from the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Fiona Tavner
Pat Ward

Pat Ward

MANAGING PARTNER

 

Pat has over 20 years of pharmaceutical and healthcare marketing experience developing global communications strategy and planning for prescription products, consumer health brands and unbranded disease initiatives. More recently, Pat has also focused on internal change communications and affiliate activation. Pat’s experience covers the full spectrum of strategic marketing for healthcare and pharmaceutical companies – making him ideally placed to lead strategy development for Arc Bio Communications.

Work with us

Brilliant work needs brilliant people

We are always on the lookout for talented communicators, scientific experts and consulting professionals to join our team and help us bring innovation to life.

If you are strategically minded, entrepreneurial and passionate about science and innovation, let’s talk!