16 December 2021, London – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), one of the world’s leading public relations firms, has hired healthcare communications expert Sophie Taylor-Roberts as Managing Director, Healthcare in its London office.

Taylor-Roberts will report to Jessica Walsh, who leads the UK Healthcare practice. Working with clients including GSK, Takeda and GN Hearing, the team has more than 20 health and wellness experts in the UK, and is part of a network of sector specialists across the global agency.


“I am very excited to welcome Sophie to H+K. She brings such deep and broad healthcare communications experience to our business, and she has a charisma and energy I know our clients will appreciate. The Healthcare team has had another strong year of growth and we are seeing further opportunity into 2022 and beyond at a time when health and wellness is so clearly in the public eye.”

Simon Whitehead, CEO of H+K London

A scientist by background, Taylor-Roberts is a passionate and experienced business leader and strategic thinker with over 20 years’ experience in healthcare communications. She has a proven track record in delivering creative, award-winning campaigns that have a tangible business impact, change behaviour and shape reputations for a diverse range of pharmaceutical, health technology, medical device, consumer health, nutrition, retail and charity clients.

Having healthcare offerings at Good Relations, Red Consultancy and others, Taylor-Roberts will join H+K London’s Executive Leadership Council, supporting Walsh in driving the team’s continued growth.

“I’m delighted to join such a strong, passionate and sector-challenging team. As health remains a global priority, the players within our industry have a not only a responsibility, but a great opportunity, to make a positive impact on both the health of humanity and the health of our planet. I look forward to working with Jessica and the team to bring client ambitions for change to life.”

Sophie Taylor-Roberts

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