2024 Creative LIAisons Coaches

John McPartland

Executive Creative Director
Ogilvy Health UK
, United Kingdom

John is an Executive Creative Director with a background in Design & Art Direction. He has an unhealthy obsession about how we move the healthcare industry forward. 

Having worked in healthcare for over a decade, he has seen a huge transformation within the industry; helping shape and push healthcare advertising forward by working on a huge variety of campaigns, from global blockbuster drug launches in diabetes, psoriasis and oncology, to campaigns for local charities. He’s also written a children’s book helping parents spot early signs of dyslexia and developed a football badge that helps people learn CPR. 

Over the past few years John has run creative departments at some of the biggest health agencies with a range of clients in the US and globally. During this time, he has picked up numerous industry awards including LIA, D&AD, Clio, Cannes Lions, Art Directors Club, Caples, Creative Floor and in 2019 was the winner of Cannes Young Lions UK. He was also part of the team winning Cannes Lions Healthcare agency of the year in 2018 & LIA European Pharma agency of the year 2021.

In 2022 he made the move to help expand the healthcare offering at The Leith Agency, leading the agency to win Scotland’s first ever Grand Clio as well as being the most awarded Independent health agency at LIA. He was also ranked #1 Creative Director in the UK in Lurzer’s Archive for 2022.