Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Chief Communications Officer, Horizon Pharma plc
Geoff joined Horizon Pharma in April 2015 as group vice president, corporate communications. He brings nearly two decades of global healthcare communications experience including media relations, issues management, corporate and product communications and executive visibility. Prior to joining Horizon Pharma, Geoff served senior vice president at Edelman Public Relations and as part of its National Health Media Team he led media strategy and execution for a large portfolio of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients. He was responsible for developing and maintaining media relationships, as well as implementing media strategies to support regulatory and product milestones, data publication and global medical meetings.
Previously, Geoff was group director of the media practice at WCG, a W20 Group company, where he provided product and corporate communications counsel and handled ongoing media relations for a broad range of healthcare clients. Before WCG, he held a similar role at GCI Group.
Prior to joining GCI, Geoff served as a public affairs manager in the Pharmaceutical Products Division at Abbott (now AbbVie), where he led internal and external communications programs for the immunology, neuroscience and oncology franchises.
Geoff received a bachelor’s degree in English from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill.