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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Adam Chapman


A trained journalist, he works closely with our Chief Editor Hugh to provide dynamic insight into the pharma industry. In his downtime, Adam is an avid reader, runner and movie goer.

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 running and triathlons, pre-kids. 

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 207 375 7519

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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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Event Directors

Giselle Quartin

Global Project Director

Giselle joined eyeforpharma in 2015, following a degree in English Literature. She currently heads up the 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 his graduation from university. 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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Anza Asahara

Global Project Director

Anza joined eyeforpharma in December 2015 and is currently working on  eyeforpharma 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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Josh Bramwell

Global Project Director

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

Currently, he is busy putting together our Medical Affairs event for Europe. 

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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Lauren Robertson

Global Project Director

Lauren joined eyeforpharma in 2017 following a role managing eventas at an artificial intelligence start-up. Lauren originally worked in the legal sector, having graduated with a law degree fro the University of Cambridge in 2015. In her spare time Lauren enjoys travelling, volunteering and , like any good Northener, searching for a decent pie down South.  

Email | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7201

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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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