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About Us 2017-10-04T14:41:19+00:00

OUR FOCUS

“Aspirational thinking, inspirational results, accountable success” TM

Building advocacy, gaining credibility and enhancing reputation are critical elements of any medical education programme. The main principles of these programmes haven’t changed over the years, but the delivery has.

Our range of innovative approaches ensures that you engage and build relationships with healthcare professionals, gaining positive results for the reputation of your meetings, company and brand.

Our focus is our clients and our clients customers.  We ensure that every meeting we deliver is a positive experience for all stake holders.  We are renowned with our clients for being “first in class” at trouble shooting and problem solving, we feel that this important strength gives us an edge on our competitors.

Evaluation of all projects that we deliver is paramount and the afterlife of a meeting is as important as the event itself.

Our passion is our delivery and consistent high rating with our service record.

“Aspirational thinking, inspirational results, accountable success” TM

 OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our people, are the key to our success.  Their total commitment to the  flawless execution, of all the meetings and events that we deliver, drives our business forward each and every day.

SHARON POOLE

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Sharon has been at Athena since inception in 1997 and involved with conference management for more than 25 years.

JOHN LINNEY

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

John joined the Athena Team in 2013.  John has gained a global reputation for his approach to effective marketing and meeting communications.

LISA YOUNG

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Lisa has spent her career, which spans over 25 years, working with the pharmaceutical industry; the last fifteen of which have been with Athena.

AMANDA GRAY

CONGRESS DIRECTOR

Amanda has 20yrs experience in global healthcare meetings, events and logistics, and joined the Athena team in 2013.
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CAROLYN BOWLER

MEDICAL LEAD

With approximately 30 years’ experience in nursing / academic / medical communications, Carolyn has provided scientific and strategic leadership across numerous global, regional and national medical communications accounts.

ANDREW MILBOURN

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR 

Andrew has worked across the media industry and consulted internationally for a range of industries including Pharma.
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“We are always happy to collaborate with Healthcare Sector specialists and our friends at Athena are certainly that. We have witnessed them creating either their own content rich scientific meetings, delivering therapy area specific education to the HCP community. They also have an established legacy in delivering high quality events for their corporate clients.”
Mark Handforth - Director, Compliant Venues Ltd