WA Advisers top healthcare lobbyist Jenny Ousbey in shock exit
Her departure follows the appointment of a new director in the health team.
WA Advisers director and head of health Jenny Ousbey has suddenly quit the agency and is not known to have lined up a new post.
Ousbey joined the outfit previously known as Westminster Advisers in 2016, having been a director at Lexington Communications and senior public affairs manager at the NHS Confederation. She is also a former adviser to former Liberal Democrat MP Paul Burstow during his time as care services minister in the Coalition government.
Senior sources at WA Advisers confirmed Ousbey's departure and told PAN they did not know what her next move was.
Her mysterious exit comes hot on the heels of WA Advisers signing up Incisive Health senior consultant Caroline Gordon, who joins later this month as a director. In a recent statement announcing her new job, Gordon said: "I’m delighted to be joining Jenny and the team at WA Health.”
Meanwhile, Ousbey enthused: “We’re thrilled Caroline is joining our Health practice at such an exciting time. She brings a wealth of experience and I have no doubt this will further strengthen our creative, dynamic and insightful service offer to clients.”
One source told PAN that Ousbey had left the agency "suddenly". She could not be reached for comment on her mobile phone.
WA Advisers managing director Dominic Church said: "We can confirm that Jenny Ousbey has chosen to leave WA. We are unsure of her next move but wish her well and will miss her."
He added: "We have appointed another senior consultant, Caroline Gordon, and are continuing to build up our health offering with additional senior hires to keep pace with our impressive growth into health. The same pattern is being repeated across the business as WA goes from strength to strength."