AXON is thrilled to announce the appointment of Elisabeth (Liz) Mozel-Jury to Vice President, Strategy and Business Development within the agency’s Clinical Studies practice. Liz was formerly a Director in the Public Relations practice at AXON and brings two decades of healthcare strategy and communications expertise, with a track record of creating impactful programs that accelerate change.

“Liz brings a passion and energy, not to mention creative strategic thinking, to her work that is inspiring and empowering. With her new focus on AXON’s Clinical Studies offering, we will look to innovate and elevate our services in new ways, bringing diverse thinking to how we tackle our client challenges,” said Chuck Johnston, Managing Partner, AXON Clinical Studies.

Liz will remain based in AXON’s London office and joins Chuck Johnston, Shawn Patterson, Senior Vice President and Melissa Lewis, Stream Lead, all based in AXON’s Toronto office, in leading AXON Clinical Studies.” As a trans-Atlantic team, we work with our clients to provoke change in healthcare by elevating each trial communication touchpoint to achieve successful study completion,” according to Chuck.

“Supporting the study experience for participants and their families, as well as study sites, has never been so important, with many studies facing challenges that are impacting completion,” said Liz. “These delays can mean patients are waiting longer for the potentially life-changing – or indeed life-saving – healthcare advancements that result. I’m excited to help our clients to bring their science to life sooner and help improve the lives of patients.”

As a long-standing member of the AXON and AVENIR GLOBAL family, Liz has worked across multiple geographies for the Firm over the past 18 years. First in NATIONAL Public Relations’ Toronto office supporting Canadian clients, then relocating to AXON’s London office in 2012 where she shifted focus to global and regional communications. “Liz’s AVENIR GLOBAL network heritage is a powerful asset, as she has the know-how and connections to optimize cross-functional working. This allows AXON to take a best-team approach – assembling the best multidisciplinary team from our powerhouse of specialist communications firms,” said Chuck.


AXON is a global healthcare communications agency that ignites change in healthcare through the power of communication. Working at the forefront of scientific innovation, we take what we do seriously, because it matters – providing life-changing communications, which contribute to medical advancements. We specialize in advising clients on medical affairs, clinical studies, real-world evidence, marketing, advocacy and communications, all underpinned by insights and creative strategy. AXON has an international reach, with offices in London, New York, Toronto and Copenhagen, and a worldwide affiliate network. Established in 2002, we have a deep heritage and expertise in healthcare strategy and communication, and we continue to learn and grow in the fast-changing healthcare sphere. AXON is proudly an AVENIR GLOBAL company.


AVENIR GLOBAL is a Montreal-based holding and management company with an active operations mindset and a hands-on approach to all its investments. A global powerhouse of specialist communications firms, AVENIR GLOBAL has 1,000 staff and offices in 24 locations across Canada, the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East, and ranks among the top 15 largest communication firms in the world.

In Canada, AVENIR GLOBAL owns NATIONAL Public Relations, the country’s leading public relations firm, servicing clients across a wide range of sectors, which includes NATIONAL Capital Markets, the industry’s foremost investor relations and financial services practice. In the United States, AVENIR GLOBAL owns SHIFT Communications, a data-driven integrated communications agency; and the public relations and communication company Padilla, which includes the brand consultancy Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds and the research authorities at SMS Research Advisors.

In Europe, AVENIR GLOBAL owns the London-based strategic communications consultancy Madano and Hanover, one of the EMEA’s leading strategic communications and public affairs consultancies, with offices in London, Brussels, Dublin, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Hanover Group also includes creative communications agency The Playbook, and the brand and culture consultancy Multiple. The AVENIR GLOBAL network also includes healthcare specialists AXON, with offices in Toronto, the U.S., the U.K. and Europe, and healthcare creative agency Cherry, based in London.

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