GSK names comms chief for consumer drive

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has appointed InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) comms chief Leslie McGibbon to head up corporate affairs for its consumer healthcare team.

/c/n/o/gsk160.jpg

His appointment is part of GSK’s broader strategy to put more weight behind its consumer brand portfolio, which includes Lucozade, Sensodyne and Panadol.

GSK is expected to name another senior comms professional who will report into McGibbon.

McGibbon will report into GSK’s president of global comms Phil Thomas.

Earlier this year GSK announced it is to sell off more than 19 of its smaller brands such as controversial weight management drug Alli and sleep remedy Nytol in a bid to refocus the company on faster growing brands.

McGibbon joins GSK in September. At IHG, McGibbon is senior vice president of global corporate affairs.

Recommended

Comments

    Leave a comment

    Close

    Discover even more as a subscriber

    This article is available for subscribers only.

    Sign up now for your access-all-areas pass.

    Subscribers get unlimited access to unrivalled coverage of the biggest issues in marketing and world-renowned columnists, alongside carefully curated reports and briefings from Econsultancy. Find out more.

    If you are an existing print subscriber find out how you can get access here.

    Subscribe now

    Got a question?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3703 or email customerservices@marketingweek.com

    If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here

    Subscribers get unlimited access to unrivalled coverage of the biggest issues in marketing and world-renowned columnists, alongside carefully curated reports and briefings from Econsultancy. Find out more.

    If you are an existing print subscriber find out how you can get access here.

    Subscribe now