Maria Patey

Maria Patey

15 years experience leading Global, European and UK communications programmes, to build the reputation of companies, people and brands

Maria’s career started supporting early-stage life science companies, bursting with innovative science, but little time to invest in being recognised and heard! Branding, thought leadership, message development and stakeholder engagement, topped with a sprinkling of media savvy outreach, has carved out an ownable space for the businesses Maria has worked with, raising their profile and creating more opportunities to demonstrate expertise, build reputation and increase awareness.

Maria has a strong interest in the role that an effective communications strategy can play in building reputation and boosting morale amongst employees, as companies execute opportunities for growth through partnering, diversification of the pipeline, or M&A.

Experience ranges from diagnostics, devices and digital health technology, to first-in-class medicines, across a multitude of therapeutic areas including: oncology, respiratory, cardiovascular disease, neurology, pain, diabetes and gastrointestinal disorders.

Previous clients

Philips, Microsoft, GSK, Roche, Bayer, Amgen, Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis Vaccines, AbbVie, PTC, Molecular Partners, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Nutricia.

Recent projects

Maria recently led the corporate communications programme for a rapidly growing Swiss biotech company, through a transformational year which included a successful IPO on the Swiss SIX exchange. Activities included: Executive profiling of the senior management team, supported by the creation of compelling content, website development, storytelling, media training,  media outreach, and the creation of the company’s first ever annual report.