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Transitioning to an HR leadership role in a start-up

Considering transitioning to an HR leadership role in a start-up? ChapmanCG’s executive search team provides advice for those contemplating the move, including what to expect, what sort of leader is suited to the start-up environment and how to best make an impact.

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Katherine Qu

Managing Director

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Katherine Qu

Managing Director

Katherine Qu is a Managing Director with ChapmanCG, based in Singapore. She works with the global team to identify top HR talent across Greater China, Singapore and SEA.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Katherine started her own executive search business in Beijing, which focused on senior executive roles for leading Chinese companies in the consumer, healthcare and real estate industries. Subsequently, Katherine held positions with Hudson and Charterhouse Partnership, a boutique executive search firm based in Singapore. Katherine has also had extensive industry experience across different sectors with global leaders such as Pepsi, Pfizer, and Lenovo.

Katherine was born in China and was educated in both China and the United States, achieving her Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. She has worked in China, Singapore and the United States, and speaks both Mandarin and English fluently.

EA Registration Number: R1220091 Licence Number: 08S3543

Latest Articles by Katherine

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Diversity and Inclusion 2 June 2021

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ChapmanCG News 28 December 2020

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Talent Development 14 January 2020

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Future of Work 16 December 2019

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Talent Acquisition 25 November 2019

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Talent Development 23 October 2019

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Chief HR Officers have seen their responsibilities evolve over the years and many are taking…

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Well-being 7 October 2019

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Steve Brown

Regional Managing Director - Asia Pacific

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Steve Brown

Regional Managing Director - Asia Pacific

As the Regional Managing Director – Asia Pacific at ChapmanCG, Steve Brown finds exceptional Chief People Officer level talent (and their direct reports) for a broad range of clients including complex multinationals going through transformation and growth, to smaller and leaner organisations looking for contemporary and innovative people and culture solutions.

Steve has enjoyed an exciting and meaningful career journey of over two decades in the executive search and talent industry, having lived and worked in the UK, Australia, Singapore, mainland China, and Hong Kong SAR. He has a successful track record including delivering multiple high-profile HR searches both at C-level (group and global) and regional, across various industry sectors.

Steve is also a member of the executive committee at ChapmanCG, responsible for leading our world-class consulting team based across Asia Pacific. His team are located in mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Professionally, he is passionate about fostering long-term partnerships with HR influencers and CEOs to help organisations build diverse teams and inclusive workplaces, which ultimately drive innovation and high-performance.

EA Registration Number: R1216206 Licence Number: 08S3543 (SG) EA License 66251 (HK)

Latest Articles by Steve

Future of Work 28 December 2021

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ChapmanCG News 17 November 2021

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人才培养 26 July 2021

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Diversity and Inclusion 2 June 2021

Revisiting HR Priorities in Times of Change

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ChapmanCG News 12 May 2021

Global HR Update Q2 2021

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ChapmanCG News 28 December 2020

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Global HR Updates 29 April 2020

Global HR Update Q2 2020

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Employee Engagement 10 April 2020

Agile leadership in uncertain times

Around the world companies are going through drastic changes and the HR community has been…

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Global HR Updates 25 February 2020

Global HR Update Q1 2020

In this edition of our Global HR Update, we will be looking broadly at key…

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Talent Development 14 January 2020

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Tim Spriggs

Regional Managing Director - EMEA

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Tim Spriggs

Regional Managing Director - EMEA

Tim Spriggs is Regional Managing Director, EMEA with ChapmanCG based in the UK where, as part of the executive committee, he leads the EMEA business.

Tim and his team deliver senior retained executive searches for a range of clients from global multinationals to SMEs and has a background in global HR executive search. He is particularly passionate about finding unique and exceptional talent for his clients across the region.

Prior to returning to the UK in 2017, Tim spent five years in Singapore where he was instrumental in building the China business and covered international work out of Asia. Prior to ChapmanCG, Tim worked for JD Haspel, a boutique London-based executive search firm, where he specialised in EMEA HR search assignments across multiple sectors including technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, financial services and natural resources.

Before moving into executive search, Tim’s passion for sport led him to his first career in sports marketing and sponsorship with Octagon. He has a BA (Hons) in American Studies from the University of Nottingham, and a CIM Diploma from the London School of Marketing.

In his spare time, Tim enjoys running and cycling in the Chilterns and is known to have the occasional swim in the Thames near his home in Henley.

Latest Articles by Tim

Future of Work 28 December 2021

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ChapmanCG News 17 November 2021

Global HR Update Q4 2021

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Well-being 10 October 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

Well-being has taken on a renewed focus in the light of the global pandemic in…

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人才培养 26 July 2021

重新审视变革时期人力资源优先事项

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Diversity and Inclusion 2 June 2021

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ChapmanCG News 12 May 2021

Global HR Update Q2 2021

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Culture & Business Transformation 3 May 2021

Engagement, Well-Being and Performance

The European Coffee Club Series – key takeaways

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ChapmanCG News 28 December 2020

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ChapmanCG News 1 December 2020

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Talent Acquisition 4 September 2020

A Perspective on Global Talent Acquisition Priorities

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Vargin Yeke

Senior Director

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Vargin Yeke

Senior Director

Vargin Yeke is a Senior Director with ChapmanCG based in Singapore. He works closely with the global team to identify first class HR talent in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on HR leadership roles in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia across all sectors.

Vargin began his executive search career almost a decade ago in the UK, where he successfully led teams focused on various industries, eventually specialising in Human Resources. Originally from Istanbul, he has previously lived and worked in Turkey, the UK, Thailand and Singapore, where he covered the APAC region.

An international-level water polo player and coach, Vargin has represented his club and country in multiple competitions in Europe for over 10 years. He is now a keen triathlete and a qualified triathlon coach with multiple podium finishes across APAC. Vargin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Translation & Interpretation from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

EA Registration Number: R1652680 Licence Number: 08S3543

Latest Articles by Vargin

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Talent Development 28 October 2019

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How should HR leaders position themselves as true business leaders? Our ChapmanCG team have considered…

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Talent Development 25 September 2019

Shifting Talent Requirements for HR Teams

Data and analytics are being used not only to inform business decisions, but in the…

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Talent Development 5 September 2019

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Our latest video features leading members of ChapmanCG discussing how they can help HR leaders…

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Future of Work 10 July 2019

What Will Be the Biggest Disruptors for HR in the Future?

Based on our business knowledge and our conversations with HR leaders, the ChapmanCG team, including…

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Talent Acquisition 9 June 2019

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The future of work shows that tomorrow's employer of choice will be flexible and a…

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Total Rewards 6 January 2019

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Traditionally, many rewards functions have offered compensation and benefits that are ‘one size fits all’.…

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Culture & Business Transformation 28 November 2018

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