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Wayne Phillips

London, UK

Entrepreneur & Private Investor

Wayne Phillips


In 1995, Wayne Phillips, a physician by training, founded Double Helix, a pharmaceutical consulting & market research company, growing it from a one man band, to the largest independent market research business in the UK, with teams in London, New York, Philadelphia, Munich & Singapore. After selling Double Helix to InterPublic Group (IPG), a Global Advertising agency, in 2012, Wayne joined the board of McCann Health, a division of IPG, with offices in 35 countries.

Prior to founding Double Helix, Wayne was Genentech’s Medical Director for Europe, from its start-up in Basel, to acquisition by Hoffmann La Roche, and by then he had 16 years experience in the world of international Pharmaceutical R&D and marketing. He was also honorary Chairman of the British Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians in the early 90’s.

Wayne is now a private investor, Chairman of Ovarian Cancer Action and Chair of its Business Development Committee. His core expertise is growing small companies internationally and the management and development of people.

Personal Business Advice

When you sell a business, CASH up front is the cake, the earn-out is simply lemon drizzle

Wayne Phillips’ Newsfeed

10 Sep 2018
Ovarian Cancer Action appoints new chair

Research charity Ovarian Cancer Action has appointed Dr Wayne Phillips as its new chair. Dr Phillips has been a trustee of the charity since 2016 and became vice-chair in March 2017, but also brings with him a wealth of experience in business, strategy and pharmaceutical medicine. 

01 Jan 2013
PR Newswire
Double Helix Joins McCann Health

Dr. Phillips said, "The arrival of the right partner allows us to leverage our strong reputational position. McCann Health provides us with the resources to create an exciting and fulfilling future through the continued development and further internationalisation of the business."

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Wayne Phillips’ Background

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Entrepreneur & Private Investor
Oct 2017 - Present
London, UK
CEO & Member of the Global Leadership Team of McCann Health
1995 - 2012
London, UK
McCann Health is a community of health and wellness experts across six continents. With 60 offices across 20 countries comprising of a range of global practices including pharmacy engagement, medical communications, managed markets and patient engagement.
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Other Business Interests

2016 - Present
London, UK
Wayne became Chairman in July 2018, Vice Chairman in March 2018, has been Chair of the Business Development Committee since September 2017 and a Trustee Board Member since 2016. The charity funds the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre, the only facility of its kind in the UK, striving to make ovarian cancer treatment more effective & reduce the number of women who die from the disease.
1984 - Present
London, UK
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Wayne Phillips’ Education

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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine
1984 - Present
MBChB, Medicine
1971 - 1976