Management Team

Paul Simms


Paul was General Manager of eyeforpharma from 2003 before moving into his current Chairman role in 2009. Paul has a special interest in new projects, innovation, media and overseeing the general development and direction of the company.

Paul spends his free time playing the piano, exploring architecture & property - and hitting his head on the top of doorways!

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7194

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Blair Gottscho

Head of Operations

Blair has been working for eyeforpharma since April 2013. She is the head of operations and is responsible for managing and developing the team in the UK.


Blair loves travelling, has a passion for music and loves good food… and a flat white.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7594

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Hugh Gosling

Chief Editor

Hugh has worked in pharma for nearly 20 years, editing industry-leading magazines, creating and shaping content at a creative agency, and working in-house for global healthcare companies such as MSD and Pfizer. A trained journalist, he is passionate about high-quality content that engages its audiences and influences the debate. Outside of work, Hugh enjoys creative writing and the culinary arts, and has a strange and unusual fascination with studio ceramics.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7559

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Deirdre Coleman


Deirdre joined eyeforpharma in August 2013 and is in charge of the planning, development and promotion of our online content. Through our industry-focused approach and worldwide reach, we bring you the latest thinking on business critical issues,  delivering practical insights to transform how you do business.

Email | Tel: +353 86 3868058

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Emma Goldman

Marketing Manager

Emma has been with us since February 2014. Even though her main role involves overseeing and implementing both our product and business intelligence marketing campaigns, Emma’s innovative approach to marketing has played a part in eyeforpharma’s success during this last year. When she isn’t implementing new promotional initiatives, Emma’s day-to-day activities include travelling, running and eating every last lychee in our office fruit bowl.  

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7422 4335

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Izzy Gladstone

Marketing Director

Izzy leads marketing strategy for North America and is responsible for executing eyeforpharma’s brand strategy. She is driven by supporting the pharma industry to be patient-focused, open and trusted through insightful content and forward-thinking conferences. She first started working with eyeforpharma in 2004 when ‘Sales Force Effectiveness’ was the talk of the town. Since then, she has lived and worked in London, Australia and Bangkok, before moving to Brooklyn with her young family in 2016. A keen runner, her ‘spare’ time is spent running around Prospect Park in an attempt to revive her glory days of running and triathlons, pre-kids. 

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 207 375 7519

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Andy Robertson

Marketing Executive

Andy Joined eyeforpharma in 2013 as part of University placement year. He has since graduated and is back to work on our event marketing and run the European and North American awards. Outside of work, Andy is an avid runner and likes to dabble with pretty much any other sport, along with some juggling. 

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7223

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Ben Parkes

Global Event Director

Ben is part of the Barcelona event team, as well as producing other conferences throughout EU and Asia-Pacific region. He enjoys researching new areas of the industry and looking for new areas for eyeforpharma to develop, but if he doesn’t reply to your email between Jan-March, it's probably because he’s away skiing.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 4346

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Giselle Capon Valdez Quartin

Global Project Director

Giselle joined eyeforpharma in the Autumn after finishing her English degree. When she’s not working on the Brazil and US Flagship she splits her time between her role as Beauty Editor for ‘Gal-dem’ magazine, and spending time with family and friends…and her beloved three cats. 

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7176

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Nicky Williams

Global Project Director

Nicky joined eyeforpharma in March 2016 and is working on our Patient Summit conference. She is a University of Southampton graduate in French and Spanish. Prior to joining eyeforpharma Nicky went travelling in Australia and South east Asia. Aside from travel, she loves baking, spending time with family and friends, and exploring all that London has to offer.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7225

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Cintia Hernandez

Global Project Director

Cintia recently joined eyeforpharma and is working on our flagship show in Latin America, eyeforpharma Latin America. She loves her new team and role as a Global Project Director. In her spare time, Cintia likes travelling and exploring new places and cultures. 

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7592

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Anza Asahara

Global Project Director

Anza joined eyeforpharma in December 2015 and is currently working on 2016 Sales and Marketing conference in Japan. Anza is Japanese but fluent in English after living in the UK for 9 years. She is passionate about driving Japanese business forward and making a difference. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travelling and horse riding.

 Email | Tel: +44 (0) 207 375 4312 

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Caitlin Champion

Global Project Director

Caitlin recently joined the eyeforpharma team after a few years of working closely with the events industry. Outside of work, she enjoys practicing her somewhat rusty French, city breaks and a good knees -up at a ceilidh.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7190

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James Mackintosh

Global Project Director


James is the most recent member of the eyeforpharma team, starting September 2016 following his graduation earlier in the summer. Away from work James is busy settling in to London life, originally coming from small town in West Yorkshire, and will happily spend his spare days lounging around watching whatever sport may be on. 

Email | Tel: (0)20 7375 7163

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Connie Thorn

Global Project Director 

 Connie recently joined eyeforpharma after graduating from the University of York with a degree in politics. 

In her spare time she likes to watch live music (with the occasional performance herself), watch Louis Theroux documentaries and training for a half marathon next year. 

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7535

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Anthonia Kehinde

Global Project Director 

Anthonia is the latest addition to the eyeforpharma team and is currently working on our Oncology USA conference. When she's not working, she enjoys travelling overland across Africa and Europe and getting lost in new cities. 

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7591

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Ed Harris

Vice President Sales

Ed joined eyeforpharma in 2006 and currently heads up the sales team, developing on-going relationships with industry suppliers and overseeing sponsorship of events.

In his spare time Ed enjoys playing and watching football and throwing (occasionally raucous) dinner parties.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7173

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Richard Ellis

Business Development Director

Richard joined the team in 2010 and is responsible for developing both new and existing client relationships. He has a particular focus on growing our flagship event and improving client experience. Outside the office he likes to travel, eat well and has a strange fascination with ancient history.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7170

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Joseph Hargreaves

Business Development Manager

Joined the eyeforpharma team in February 2015 as business development manager to develop new business through lead generation and account manage exisiting clients. Currently overseeing sponsorship on a portfolio of conferences for European, US and Australian events.

He enjoys playing football (lifelong fan of Chelsea FC), travelling and films.

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7583

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Henry Payne

Business Development Manager

Henry joined the Business Development team in April 2016 after a number of years in pharmaceutical recruitment. His role is to develop new and existing client relationships with industry vendors.

In his spare time, Henry captains his local Rugby 2XV and loves to pretend he can keep up with the social side that comes with it, but in reality he longs to be in bed by 9!   

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7509

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