Havas Lynx makes raft of new hires including Tom Richards as CCO

Havas Lynx, the global healthcare communications group, has made a raft of new hires following a successful period in 2014.

Tom Richards, who joins from BJL where he served as creative director, will take charge of the agency group’s creative output as chief creative officer, Jon Linscott joins Tim Woodcock as joint managing director of Havas Lynx London, while Dr Vernon Bainton takes a position as medical director of Havas Lynx Medical.

In his new role Richards will work with existing creative directors Helen Godley and Jon Chapman to shape the Havas Lynx Group’s creative output. He commented: "To be able to deliver outstanding creative work is one thing, but to have the opportunity to improve peoples’ lives and wellbeing by doing so is truly inspiring. That’s what moved me to join, and I’m really looking forward to getting underway."

Linscott joins in a move that takes him across the Havas network, from his previous role as senior director of Havas Life Medicom.

Bainton will work with managing director Dr Nick Broughton to deliver medical education and scientific exchange with clinical expertise, ethics and imagination, having transitioned from clinical practice into roles at Health4Brands Europe (as vice president) and DigitasLBI (as client partner).

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