George loves telling stories. Big, tall or short. He’s been doing it for more than 20 years for some of the world’s most iconic brands. He started his career as an electronics engineer, but craved a more creative canvas, and made the leap into marketing communications. Following a stint at the BBC, he joined his first agency and the rest, as they say, is LinkedIn profile history.
He founded IPG agency Creation in 2011 and served as global president, before teaming up with Current to form Current Global in 2018.
Outside of work he’s often found in his vegetable patch or brewing beer. He’s also a film fanatic, collects original cinema posters and has a cat called Butch Cassidy and a dog called Sundance. George also serves as a trustee for the UK charity Gingerbread.
Virginia founded IPG agency Current in 2006, and has steered it through to merge with Creation to form Current Global in 2018. Driven by continuous growth and long-term partnerships, her first client, The Clorox Company, remains a client today.
Virginia thrives on challenging both sides of her brain to combine business strategy with creative savvy. She is an active client counselor and employee mentor. Her leadership helped Current win eight Cannes Lions in 2017, including a Gold PR Lion for Teddy Gun, a pro bono campaign for the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.
A 2017 PRWeek Champion of PR and 2014 PR News Top Women in PR Award honoree, Virginia served on the board of the PR Council, the US trade association for public relations firms, and has judged industry award competitions including the PRWeek and SABRE North America awards.
She is an active volunteer and supporter of WE.org, an international charity and educational partner that believes in a world where all children are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. She shares her passion for food, wine, travel and design with her husband and daughter (well, not the wine part).
What can you do if you enjoy being creatively active and at the same time are committed to the natural sciences? Clearly: communication in the healthcare sector.
That is what Anne has been pursuing for almost 30 years with professionalism and a constant enjoyment of the new. For global pharmaceutical companies such as Sanofi, Hexal or Sandoz in Germany, Anne has established and expanded corporate communications, rolled out major awareness and corporate campaigns and never lost sight of the employees, their motivation and the recurring change processes. Most recently, she co-founded together with Rosmarie her own healthcare agency, which they successfully led for 10 years. Now, Anne is pleased to once again take on a new challenge with the development of Current Global Germany.
In her private life, Anne has big and small four-legged friends, which keep her on her toes and bring her out into nature.
What fascinates Rosmarie most about healthcare communication: The industry and its typical field of tension between the pharmaceutical industry, doctor/pharmacist and patient constantly offer impulses and starting points for new ideas. With openness, enthusiasm, customer orientation, a lot of experience and a solid scientific background, Rosmarie and her dedicated, motivated team have designed and successfully implemented major new launches of innovative medications and attention-grabbing awareness and patient motivation campaigns – both in her pharmaceutical career at Sanofi, Hexal and Sandoz and later with the agency Commpartners for numerous customers. After ten exciting and successful years with Commpartners, she is now looking forward, together with her long-time colleague Anne, to launching a new healthcare unit at Current global. In her private life, Rosmarie prefers to be outdoors and active, in summer and winter in the mountains – or on holiday at the sea.
Jacelyn brings together two of her greatest passions – healthcare and technology – in her work at Current Global. Her PR career of nearly two decades began with Fortune 500 technology companies in software, hardware, e-commerce, and consulting. Her healthcare expertise spans multiple therapeutic areas, from the most common and well-researched conditions such as in cardiovascular diseases, oncology and neurology, to some of the rarest diseases across genders, ages, and races.
Jacelyn keeps a sharp eye on the evolving global health landscape, an interest she developed in part through her first-hand knowledge of multiple cultures. She’s lived in seven cities on three continents and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and English, and has a working knowledge of French, Italian, and Cantonese.
Jacelyn holds a Master’s degree in International Management from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and received her undergraduate degree with honors in business from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Her family runs a boutique inn on a 66-acre farm in the Hudson Valley region north of Manhattan, where she lives with her husband, their toddler and Australian cattle dog mix. The inn provides a rich canvas for Jacelyn’s closet interior decorating, baking and Instagramming skills.
Claire has worked at PR agencies for over 20 years, from independents to global networks. She cut her teeth as a client counselor, heading up consumer brand and corporate business, encouraging Girl Guides to use more loo roll, biscuit eaters to dunk at a specific angle, and pretty much anyone who would listen to drink more gin. In the early 2000s, she found her niche in business development and ran those functions in agencies across London for the next 15 years. Claire joined IPG agency Creation in 2016.
In life outside work, Claire is endeavouring to master her asanas, loves her running shoes deeply, and isn’t yet ready to hang up her festival crown.