Fishawack Health named human resources veteran Harriet Shurville as its chief people officer this week.

The 2023 MM+M Agency 100 honoree announced that Shurville will oversee the organization’s career experience programs, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives as well as integration strategy. 

Prior to joining Fishawack Health, Shurville worked at Iris Worldwide. In this position, she will be based in Fishawack Health’s London office and join the company’s executive committee. There, she’s expected to have input on the organization’s retention and recruitment strategies.

Fishawack Health CEO Jon Koch said in a statement that Shurville arrived at the company during “an important time.”

“FH has evolved into a deeply connected organization, delivering unified services from pre-clinical to launch and beyond,” Koch stated. “We are motivated to continue this journey because of our success in helping clients connect patients with life-enhancing therapies. Harriet’s experience in thoughtfully bringing together teams across agencies and geographies is essential as we continue to unify our capabilities.”

Shurville is the latest executive hire made by Fishawack Health during the first half of 2023.

In February, former Harrison and Star CEO Mario Muredda joined the firm to serve as U.S. and global marketing president. Weeks before, Elly Price, a longtime member of Grey Healthcare Group, was added as managing director.  

Additionally, the agency promoted Lara Hancock to serve as group head of strategic client partnerships and elevated Ryan Mason to chief marketing and creative officer.

Shurville’s hiring came weeks after Fishawack Health’s subsidiaries, boutique consultancy Skysis and Avalere Health, merged to form a U.S. market access unit.

According to the recently released MM+M Agency 100 revenue chart, Fishawack Health finished 2022 with $173.3 million, up 24% year-over-year. For 2023, the organization is targeting $200 million in revenue.

The agency also added more than 400 full-time employees, with a reported staff of 1,271. 

Several clients contributed to the company’s growth last year, including an expanded relationship with Argenx and project launches for Ipsen and Carelon. 

In an interview with MM+M for the feature, Koch said the agency is “keenly focused on delivering interdisciplinary responses to our clients’ commercialization challenges.”