Portland has appointed Dean Sowman as account director, adding to its health team.
Sowman will join the agency from MHP Communications and has a history in healthcare policy, public affairs and experience working with patient groups, medical organisations and the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Jane Brearly, partner and head of health at Portland, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dean, who has the skills and charisma to complement Portland’s growing Health team. His wealth of experience in public affairs and healthcare communications will support and further develop the work we do for our clients.”
Sowman said: “I am delighted to be joining Portland’s excellent and growing health team, and am really excited about helping our clients navigate this rapidly and substantially changing health landscape.”
This is the fifth senior hire in the Portland Health team since the beginning of 2016, with the whole team growing by 30% last year.