The Healthcare Communications Association (HCA) has completed its search for a new chairperson with the appointment of Alice Choi, chief operating officer at McCann Health Medical Communications.

Alice takes the voluntary role over from interim chair Aileen Thompson, who stepped down at the end of 2018 when she also ended her tenure as executive director, of communications at the ABPI. She will work closely with HCA CEO Mike Dixon, and the organisation’s Governance Council and Executive Committee, to help develop and deliver the HCA’s longer-term strategy.

In welcoming Alice to the HCA, CEO Mike Dixon said: “We were delighted to have had so many industry leading professionals put themselves forward to volunteer for this important role.” “We appointed Alice because of her immense industry experience in medical communications and her experience as an active board member of another trade body, all of which will be valuable for the HCA as it evolves and grows.”