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How should HR leaders position themselves as true business leaders? Our ChapmanCG team have considered how you can bring in-depth insight to the table and change perceptions within the business, positioning yourself as a respected and knowledgeable leader.

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Key Contributors:

Andrea Merrigan

Director

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Consulting Team

Andrea Merrigan

Director

Andrea Merrigan is a Director with ChapmanCG based in Singapore. Andrea works closely with the APAC team to deliver regional searches for ChapmanCG’s major clients across a range of industries, and identifies high-calibre senior HR executive talent focusing specifically on Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Andrea was an HR recruitment specialist with Profile Search & Selection in Singapore and a Talent & OD Professional, working both in consulting and in-house.

Andrea is originally from the Republic of Ireland and has spent over seven years living and studying in New York, Hawai’i, China, Japan and Singapore. Outside of work Andrea loves to travel and dance. She is part of a salsa performance team and is passionate about Brazilian Zouk.

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Ben Davies

CEO

Global Management
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Global Management

Ben Davies

CEO

Ben Davies is the CEO at ChapmanCG and is responsible for the continued expansion of the business globally.

He has played a pivotal role in driving ChapmanCG’s rapid growth across the Americas, EMEA and the Asia Pacific. Ben’s previous experience included leading senior executive search assignments for top multinationals in EMEA, North America and the Asia Pacific for ChapmanCG and prior to that, for the London office of Korn/Ferry International. His global mandate includes enhancing ChapmanCG’s ties with global client headquarters in EMEA and North America.

Ben is passionate about best practice executive search and recruitment methodologies and processes. As a result, he has a heavy focus on driving innovation internally at ChapmanCG. He also advises key clients as they build their businesses internationally, and in particular across rapid-growth and emerging markets.

Ben studied Sports Science at the University of Wales, Cardiff. He has successfully completed ultra-marathons in Mongolia and Ecuador.

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Latest Articles by Ben

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Global HR Outlook Q4 2019

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Talent Development 28 October 2019

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Talent Development 23 October 2019

What Are CHROs Looking For in Their Heads of Talent?

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

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Wellbeing 7 October 2019

What Are the Trends for Workplace Mental Health?

Taking a more detailed look at the latest trends for workplace mental health, hear from…

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Culture & Business Transformation 2 October 2019

How Bunzl Humanised Their Workplace

Bunzl, a British multinational distribution and outsourcing company, has seen stunning results from its unique…

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Diversity and Inclusion 28 August 2019

Improving Diversity and Inclusion

Improving workplace diversity and inclusivity is a must in any business if you're to head…

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HR Trends 11 August 2019

Trends in Employee and Workplace Wellbeing

Research into trends in employee and workplace wellbeing suggests that happier people are 12 percent…

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Global HR Update Q3 2019

In this edition of our Global HR Update, we share our outlook for the third quarter and…

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HR Trends 31 July 2019

Global HR Outlook Q3 2019

ChapmanCG CEO Ben Davies, and President/COO Stefanie Cross-Wilson,  share their thoughts on current trends in…

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Matthew Boardman

Director

Consulting Team
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Consulting Team

Matthew Boardman

Director

Matthew Boardman is a Director with ChapmanCG based in Singapore. He works with the team to identify high-calibre HR talent across the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Matt worked for specialist search firms in Singapore and London where his experience in international HR search spanned the UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and China.

Matt is originally from the UK and has been based in Singapore for a number of years. He graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA (Hons), majoring in Geography and Management. On a personal level, Matt enjoys playing cricket and golf in his spare time and can generally be found at the weekends representing Singapore Cricket Club or trying to work on his handicap at the driving range.

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Latest Articles by Matthew

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Digital Transformation 30 September 2019

Cracking the Code: From Digital Transformation to Sustainability 

The consequences of digital transformation features high on today's HR leaders' priority list. Faced with…

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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

How Can HR Business Partners Stand Out?

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Diversity and Inclusion 30 October 2018

Delivering Compensation and Benefits that Matter

Rewards are in the midst of a transition from the strictly standardised to the highly…

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Talent Acquisition 17 July 2018

The Changing Landscape of Singapore’s HR Talent

In Singapore, hiring quality talent remains a key challenge for most CEOs and senior leaders.…

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Talent Acquisition 4 July 2017

Three Approaches to Dealing With the HR Talent Challenge in Japan

ChapmanCG had the pleasure of co-hosting an APAC HR Leaders roundtable event with Sandoz in…

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Talent Development 14 June 2017

From West to East and Back Again

One of the key success factors for multinational companies in Asia is their ability to…

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Talent Acquisition 18 May 2017

Stand Out From The Crowd: Employer Branding

We had the pleasure of bringing together Senior Talent Acquisition Leaders from our network in…

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Culture & Business Transformation 15 May 2017

Design Thinking

OCBC and ChapmanCG recently hosted a group of Regional Talent Leaders in Singapore at the…

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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.

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Latest Articles by Vargin

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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

How Can HR Business Partners Stand Out?

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 January 2019

The Future of Work: Becoming Tomorrow’s Employer of Choice

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

An HR Leader’s Guide to Compensation and Benefits

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

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…

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Digital Transformation 22 November 2018

Digital Transformation and the Future of HR Talent

Schneider Electric is leading the way on digital transformation with everything from creating flexible organisations…

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ChapmanCG News 11 October 2018

Vargin Yeke Promoted to Senior Director

A massive congratulations to our resident Ironman, Vargin Yeke, for his promotion to Senior Director…

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Digital Transformation 20 September 2018

The Evolution of Performance Management

How important is it to provide effective feedback and coaching, and what is the place…

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