Ashfield has appointed Ben Beckley as global commercial director of Ashfield Healthcare Communications. Ben takes up the position on 8 October and will be based in Boston, USA, Most recently, Ben served as global managing director and rare disease village business unit lead at Havas Health & You. He was instrumental in growing awareness of the company’s capabilities across a variety of service offerings including strategy, branding, medical communications, market access, analytics, and digital services. Previous to Havas, Ben was SVP, accounts at Precision for Medicine Group, leading client service at their Boston office: Precisioneffect.