Saturday, February 16, 2019

Our Team


Deven Pamben


Deven Pamben has more than 15 years’ experience as a journalist, working on newspapers, trade magazines and online publications. A Criminology graduate, Deven worked for Hertfordshire Constabulary before becoming a journalist. He began his journalism career at a local newspaper in Hertfordshire before moving into trade magazines in permanent roles or as a freelancer. Titles he has reported and edited on include Law Society Gazette, Harpers Wine and Spirit, and Health Club Management. Deven has also written travel features for the Sunday People, and spent two years working in Beijing for the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China.

Maria Davies


Maria has more than two decades' experience as a business and financial journalist. She has specialised in writing about the UK’s private and voluntary healthcare sector for the last 15 years. Maria covered the historic ‘Condordat’ signed by the NHS and independent healthcare providers, which paved the way for the Labour government’s radical market-based reform of the NHS at the turn of the Millennium. Since then, she has tracked the key trends in independent healthcare from the advent of patient choice and the emerging NHS market to multi-million pound flotations and game-changing deals.

Adrian Murdoch


Adrian Murdoch has more than 25 years’ experience as an international journalist. He started his career at World Link, the magazine of the World Economic Forum. He covered debt capital markets for Reuters in Singapore throughout the Asian Financial Crisis, and then the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. As a freelancer he has worked for Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Euromoney, the Scotsman and the BBC. The author of a number of books on the classical world, Adrian has written and presented documentaries for Netflix, the History Channel and PBS. He has been covering healthcare markets in Southeast Asia for the past four years.

Justin Merritt


Justin is the Publishing Director responsible for all market reports, the Care Markets and Healthcare Markets magazines and LaingBuisson's online digital content. He spent a decade as a business journalist on a variety of UK titles specialising in news and feature writing focused on social affairs and local authority matters. Justin joined LaingBuisson in 2005 as editor of what is now Care Markets before taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2011 and his current role in 2016.

He has an BA (hons) in English from Queen Mary College (University of London).

Janet Brown