Management Team

Paul Simms


Paul was General Manager of eyeforpharma from 2003 before moving into his current role as Chairman 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 and 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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Adam Chapman


Before turning his hand to medical journalism, Adam wrote for leading lifestyle and travel magazines. He is committed to raising the quality bar by exploring new ways to invigorate industry coverage.


His favourite pastimes include film, philosophy, politics and running.


Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7588

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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 triathlons pre-kids. 


Email | Tel: +44 (0) 207 375 7519

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Liz Swift

Marketing and Partnership Manager

Liz’s focus is on building relationships with media partners and associations, deciding on campaign direction, and finding new ways to message audiences. She has worked in the events industry for 10 years, and is passionate about bringing innovative content to new audiences.


Liz spends her free time finishing house renovations, is mum to 3 children and has a Jug dog called Frankie.


Email | Tel: +44 (0) 207 375 7225

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Event Directors

Giselle Quartin

Global Project Director

Giselle joined eyeforpharma in 2015, following a degree in English Literature.


Giselle currently heads up eyeforpharma's flagship meeting, Barcelona.


Away from work Giselle spends her time reading, spending time with friends and family. 


Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7176

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James Mackintosh

Global Project Director

James started in September 2016 following graduation from university.


Originally from a small West Yorkshire town, he is busy settling in to London life, and will happily spend spare days lounging around watching whatever sport is on. 


Email | Tel: (0)20 7375 7163

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Josh Bramwell

Global Project Director

Josh joined us after completing his MBA across the pond in Alabama, where he played ‘soccer’.


Away from the desk you can find him playing sports or travelling to new parts of the world, usually with a bottle of factor 50 sun cream.


Email | Tel: (0)20 7375 7203

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Kana Chia

Global Project Director

Kana believes in the art of curiosity; she is a keen listener and is always open to new ideas and experiences. She brings to eyeforpharma experience in PR/branding for major Japanese/global companies in key industries. Currently, she is responsible for designing and managing conferences that create positive movements and encourage forward thinking.


In her spare time, she loves reading, travelling, visiting museums, and dancing.


Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7535

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Michael Mayhew

Global Project Director

Michael joined us in October 2018, after graduating with a degree in History from the University of Birmingham earlier that year. He has also spent some time in the U.S., studying at Indiana University.


Away from work Michael is a passionate supporter of his boyhood club Ipswich Town FC, and is transitioning from quiet Suffolk to busy London. Alongside this he enjoys cinema trips and spending as much time as possible with family and friends.


Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 422 4335

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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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