Collinson appoints new Global Medical Director

12 February 2019

Collinson, the expert in global medical and security assistance, has appointed Dr Simon Worrell to the position of Global Medical Director to lead its medical services department.

Dr Worrell has over 20 years of experience in the delivery of international medical assistance and emergency care, and also brings significant specialist expertise in immunology and communicable diseases. He joins Collinson from Healix.

In his new role, Simon will lead Collinson’s medical team and provide advice on medical issues, including pandemics from Ebola to Zika, helping to keep travellers and expatriates safe as they work and holiday internationally.

The appointment of a new Global Medical Director coincides with Collinson’s recent launch of its integrated 24/7/365 travel risk management solution in partnership with Drum Cussac, the global risk and security consultancy. This aims to help organisations fulfil their duty of care and enhance the wellbeing of employees travelling abroad.

Simon’s expertise will strengthen the medical elements of Collinson’s travel risk management solution such as pre-travel disease and vaccination briefings, emergency evacuations and international medical assistance. 

Scott Sunderman, Head of Assistance at Collinson, commented: “Simon’s appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to providing world leading medical advice and medical care to our customers globally.”

Simon spent eight years at Healix as Deputy Chief Medical Officer, having led its medical intelligence and publication efforts, and pioneered eLearning courses in communicable and infectious disease management. He also worked in NHS hospitals for nine years, where he specialised in the management of communicable diseases. 

Simon added: “I’m truly delighted to join Collinson; its ability to provide travellers and expatriates with what they need to be happy, safe and prepared for working and holidaying abroad, is unique in the marketplace. I’m looking forward to bolstering our existing global assistance capacity and footprint by expanding the medical team and promoting Collinson as the go-to firm for medical assistance.”

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