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Experienced director Godfrey Lisk joins AXON’s Medical practice

17 March 2022 – AXON is excited to announce the appointment of an experienced scientific services director, Godfrey Lisk, PhD, to the agency’s Medical practice. Godfrey, the latest Director to join AXON, will further bolster the senior leadership team and support the Firm’s growth ambitions.

Godfrey was formally the Scientific Services Director at Chameleon and brings tremendous experience and passion for mentorship and developing medical and scientific talent. With AXON’s medical writing team continuing to grow, Godfrey joining provides an exciting development opportunity for the team throughout 2022 and beyond.  

“We are delighted to welcome Godfrey to our Medical practice. Our alignment on values shone through, making Godfrey an asset to our senior leadership team. We’re excited about the insightful contributions and fresh thinking Godfrey will bring to our thriving team,” said Emma Lemon, Medical Practice Lead.

Godfrey has worked in healthcare communications for more than 11 years and has a wealth of experience from his roles at both his previous agency and Parexel. Before that he was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US for 8 years, where his interest in medical writing began. Godfrey attained both a BSc and a PhD in Biochemistry from Imperial College London.

“I joined AXON because of the incredibly supportive culture and the willingness of the leadership team to embrace change. I will use my proven leadership, strategic partnership, and collaborative skills to differentiate AXON by embracing technological advances, being bold, innovative, and disruptive in our approach to medical communications. All to further empower patients and healthcare professionals to make better treatment choices,” said Godfrey.

Throughout his career, Godfrey has worked across a range of scientific content, spanning multiple therapy areas, and has experience in managing multidisciplinary teams across different international locales, developing and training junior and senior medical writers as well as scientific team leads. His varied specialist knowledge, coupled with his relaxed leadership style, will strengthen the AXON Medical practice and foster new and exciting opportunities for the Firm.   

About AXON

AXON is a global healthcare communications agency that ignites change in healthcare. Through the power of life-changing communications, we contribute to medical advances that improve lives. At the core of every scientific innovation and advancement, there is a simple and compelling story to be told. We know how to tell that story, how to use the right tools to reach the right audiences at the right time, to provoke meaningful change. 

We specialize in advising clients on medical affairs, clinical studies, real-world evidence, marketing, advocacy, and communications, all underpinned by insights and creative strategy. AXON has an international reach, with offices in Copenhagen, London, New York, and Toronto, and a worldwide affiliate network. Established in 2002, we have a deep heritage and expertise in healthcare strategy and communication, and we continue to learn and grow in the fast-changing healthcare sphere. AXON is proudly an AVENIR GLOBAL company.


AVENIR GLOBAL is a Montreal-based holding and management company with an active operations mindset and a hands-on approach to all its investments. A global powerhouse of specialist communications firms, AVENIR GLOBAL has 1,000 staff and offices in 24 locations across Canada, the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, and ranks among the top 15 largest communication firms in the world.

In Canada, AVENIR GLOBAL owns NATIONAL Public Relations, the country’s leading public relations firm, servicing clients across a wide range of sectors, which includes NATIONAL Capital Markets, the industry’s foremost investor relations and financial services practice. In the United States, AVENIR GLOBAL owns SHIFT Communications, a data-driven integrated communications agency; and the public relations and communication company Padilla, which includes the brand consultancy Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds and the research authorities at SMS Research Advisors.

In Europe, AVENIR GLOBAL owns the London-based strategic communications consultancy Madano and Hanover, one of the EMEA’s leading strategic communications and public affairs consultancies, with offices in London, Brussels, Dublin, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Hanover Group also includes creative communications agency The Playbook, and the brand and culture consultancy Multiple. The AVENIR GLOBAL network also includes healthcare specialists AXON, with offices in Toronto, the U.S, the U.K. and Europe and healthcare creative agency Cherry, based in London.

AVENIR GLOBAL is owned by RES PUBLICA Consulting Group.


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Last Updated: 17-Mar-2022