Jenny Jackson joins Sandpiper Communications in Hong Kong

13 November 2020 Consultancy.asia

Sandpiper has hired Jenny Jackson to lead its newly launched Healthcare practice in Hong Kong. 

Jenny Jackson joins Sandpiper from counterpart Weber Shandwick, where she was a Senior Manager in its Hong Kong office. During her two-year tenure at the communications consultancy, she led programmes and campaigns, employer branding efforts to support talent acquisition, and internal communications activities to drive cultural change for clients mainly in the pharma sector.

Before that, Jackson was Marketing Manager at Mandarin Matrix (a company that helps people learn Mandarin Chinese), Social Media Manager at several companies in the Middle East, and Account Manager at public relations and communications group Fleishman-Hillard in the United Kingdom.

Jenny Jackson joins Sandpiper Communications in Hong Kong

“Jenny brings a strong understanding of international healthcare, regulatory and compliance environments having worked with client teams across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the US. Her experience covers multiple therapeutic areas, and I have no doubt that our clients will benefit from her extensive experience in healthcare communications, patient advocacy, policy and research,” said Emma Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Sandpiper.

Appointed an Associate Director, Jackson will lead Sandpiper’s venturing into Hong Kong’s healthcare scene. The firm already has a Health practice in Singapore (led by Sarada Chellam and Saskia Kendall), and is now seeking to replicate the unit’s success in Greater China. The service line works for health institutions, pharmaceutical groups, health insurers, health services groups, and telemedicine start-ups. 

Commenting on her new challenge, Jackson said: “Never has healthcare been such a high priority worldwide, and this is an exciting opportunity to help grow the practice here in Hong Kong.  look forward to enabling our clients to deliver impactful campaigns to achieve their objectives.” 

Sandpiper’s Hong Kong office is led by Natalie Siu, who was installed in the role just last month.


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