Executive Management Team

Ben Davies

CEO

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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.

EA Registration Number: R1111557 Licence Number: 08S3543

Latest Articles by Ben

HR Trends 20 December 2021

Spotlight on China

The Chinese economy experienced astonishing growth in the last few decades that catapulted the country to become…

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ChapmanCG News 17 November 2021

Global HR Update Q4 2021

Our final Global HR Update for 2021 features the year’s hottest topics and trends for…

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ChapmanCG News 1 June 2021

Embracing Diversity – Today and Everyday

ChapmanCG is a proud advocate and supporter of Pride month. One of our defining values…

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ChapmanCG News 30 December 2020

What 2020 has meant to ChapmanCG

Matthew Chapman, Founder We always believed HR was “at the centre” but this year has…

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Talent Development 14 January 2020

What Should You Consider for Your Next HR Move?

When considering the next move in your HR career, be sure to take a long-term…

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Culture & Business Transformation 31 December 2019

Our Top Human Resource Articles for 2019

As we close out the year, we'd like to bring you the top ten most…

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Diversity and Inclusion 20 December 2019

How QBE Built a Successful Culture of Inclusion

‘100% Human at Work’ is an initiative that encourages businesses to stop thinking of their…

Fiona Jury
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Well-being 28 November 2019

How Travelex Approach Mental Health and Wellbeing 

We were proud to collaborate on ‘100% Human at Work’, a project launched by Virgin…

Paul Jury
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Talent Acquisition 25 November 2019

How Are Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding Evolving

Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding is evolving. Up for debate is how HR leaders are…

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Global HR Updates 6 November 2019

Global HR Update Q4 2019

In this edition of our Global HR Update, we share our outlook for the fourth…

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Stefanie Cross-Wilson

President and COO

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Stefanie Cross-Wilson

President and COO

Stefanie Cross-Wilson is President and COO at ChapmanCG, based in Los Angeles. Along with Ben Davies, Stefanie is responsible for the day-to-day running of ChapmanCG. She also leads complex HR searches globally for ChapmanCG’s top clients.

Before joining ChapmanCG, Stefanie was President, Recruitment & Talent Management for North America at Hudson (NASDAQ: HSON). Prior to that she lived and worked in Asia for over 20 years, most recently as Hudson’s Asia CEO.

Stefanie has worked extensively with leading multinational employers across a broad range of geographies and industries. Working closely with HR and business leadership teams, she advises on the development and implementation of best practice HR and Talent strategies.

Stefanie is originally from Chicago and a graduate of Sydney University in Australia. She is an international speaker and subject matter expert on global Human Resources and Talent Acquisition trends, and working cross-culturally.

Latest Articles by Stefanie

ChapmanCG News 14 November 2022

Global HR Outlook Q4 2022

As the year winds down, business and HR planning for 2023 is underway. With geopolitical…

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ChapmanCG News 9 November 2022

Global HR Update Q4 2022

In our last Global HR Update for 2022, we highlight sustainability as a blossoming opportunity…

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Global HR Updates 22 August 2022

Global HR Outlook Q3 2022

The market remains hot for HR hiring globally this quarter, despite economic uncertainty. While some…

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
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ChapmanCG News 17 August 2022

Global HR Update Q3 2022

In this edition of ChapmanCG’s Global HR Update, we call out the latest HR trends around…

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ChapmanCG News 23 May 2022

Global HR Outlook Q2 2022

The demand for top talent remains high across regions, countries, and industries this quarter, despite…

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
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ChapmanCG News 18 May 2022

Global HR Update Q2 2022

This quarter, we are seeing the global HR community heavily focused on all things Talent,…

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ChapmanCG News 21 February 2022

Global HR Outlook Q1 2022

The bull run of hiring activity has not stopped since late 2020. The start to…

Stefanie Cross-Wilson
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ChapmanCG News 16 February 2022

Global HR Update Q1 2022

It has been a busy start to 2022, with our HR network saying that this…

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Global HR Updates 28 December 2021

Top Articles of 2021

As 2021 finishes and we start to look into 2022, we reflect on some of…

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ChapmanCG News 23 December 2021

2021 – A Year of Contrasts

Steve Brown, Managing Director APAC 2021 enjoyed a remarkable rebound from the challenges of the…

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Albert Kwong

Chief Financial Officer

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Albert Kwong

Chief Financial Officer

Albert holds the position of Group Chief Financial Officer based in Hong Kong, where he works across The Chapman Consulting Group, BeathChapman and RMI (our sister companies). His role is to oversee all financial aspects of the Group, alongside legal and compliance.

Prior to joining ChapmanCG, Albert spent more than 10 years as the regional CFO in Asia for a listed US recruitment firm. During this time, he helped to establish a number of offices for the company in key regional markets including Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo. Albert has over 18 years’ experience in the recruitment industry and has also led acquisition projects in China and Dubai.

Albert is a Certified General Accountant of Canada. He began his accounting career in Toronto, Canada and moved back to Hong Kong in 1991. Before he made the transition into recruitment, Albert worked in the hospitality and freight forwarding industries. Outside of work Albert enjoys playing tennis, watching movies and good food.

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 69316 (HK)

Latest Articles by Steve

ChapmanCG News 28 September 2022

Spotlight on our Asia Pacific Team

For many CEOs and CHROs, the Asia Pacific region continues to take centre-stage for business…

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Culture & Business Transformation 20 September 2022

Driving Your Strategic Agenda: Coaching for Transformation Within Your Organi...

Building coaching capability within organisations is taking greater prominence as a transformation tool used to…

Steve Brown
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HR Trends 13 September 2022

Five Talent Tips for Turbulent Times

Finding and keeping top talent has never been easy. A continued tightening labour market, new…

Steve Brown
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ChapmanCG News 17 August 2022

Global HR Update Q3 2022

In this edition of ChapmanCG’s Global HR Update, we call out the latest HR trends around…

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Global HR Updates 28 December 2021

Top Articles of 2021

As 2021 finishes and we start to look into 2022, we reflect on some of…

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ChapmanCG News 23 December 2021

2021 – A Year of Contrasts

Steve Brown, Managing Director APAC 2021 enjoyed a remarkable rebound from the challenges of the…

Steve BrownStefanie Cross-WilsonTim Spriggs
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HR Trends 20 December 2021

Spotlight on China

The Chinese economy experienced astonishing growth in the last few decades that catapulted the country to become…

Steve BrownKatherine QuBen DaviesKalkin Cao
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ChapmanCG News 30 November 2021

Ageism in the Workplace

In partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership and Thrive HR Exchange, ChapmanCG recently led…

Steve Brown
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ChapmanCG News 17 November 2021

Global HR Update Q4 2021

Our final Global HR Update for 2021 features the year’s hottest topics and trends for…

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Diversity and Inclusion 2 June 2021

Revisiting HR Priorities in Times of Change

In 2016, we published the much-viewed Five Areas of Interest for Today’s HR Leader. Only…

Steve Brown
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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

Culture & Business Transformation 21 November 2022

Imagine a Better Future of Work

ChapmanCG recently participated in a 100% Human at Work event in London, powered by Virgin Unite,…

Tim Spriggs
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ChapmanCG News 9 November 2022

Global HR Update Q4 2022

In our last Global HR Update for 2022, we highlight sustainability as a blossoming opportunity…

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Diversity and Inclusion 4 July 2022

Taking a Data-Driven Approach to I,D&E

In partnership with Estée Lauder Companies

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ChapmanCG News 1 July 2022

Mid-Year Throw Back

It is hard to believe that six months of the year has gone by already.…

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HR Trends 15 June 2022

Spotlight on Europe

In this selection of focus videos our European team reflects on the impact the growth…

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ChapmanCG News 18 May 2022

Global HR Update Q2 2022

This quarter, we are seeing the global HR community heavily focused on all things Talent,…

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HR Trends 31 January 2022

ChapmanCG Top 10 Trends for 2022

From conversations with a number of CHROs from different industries, ChapmanCG Managing Director Tim Spriggs…

Tim Spriggs
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Global HR Updates 28 December 2021

Top Articles of 2021

As 2021 finishes and we start to look into 2022, we reflect on some of…

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ChapmanCG News 23 December 2021

2021 – A Year of Contrasts

Steve Brown, Managing Director APAC 2021 enjoyed a remarkable rebound from the challenges of the…

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ChapmanCG News 13 December 2021

Mixing HR and Business – The New HR Leader

As HR executive search experts, we are constantly asked by clients to find HR leaders…

Tim Spriggs
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Enabling Excellence and Inclusivity

Our Mission

ChapmanCG was founded in Singapore in 2008 with the mission of being the world’s most respected and innovative HR search firm. Over time, many international HR leaders in Asia Pacific who worked with us began to return to global HR head roles in the United States or Europe. And because of the relationships we developed with them and their satisfaction with the searches we partnered on, they asked us to help build their global HR teams. So in 2011, we made the decision to become a truly global organisation and expand our footprint outside of Asia Pacific.

Purpose

We are the world’s only executive search firm dedicated to the Human Resources profession with a presence in all major regions. Our purpose is to work across all industries and HR specialisations, from director level to CHRO level.

A specialist boutique with a heavy emphasis on HR thought leadership, HR networking and our loyal global network, we work quickly and efficiently in engaging the best HR talent anywhere in the world.

As the talent we helped appoint advanced into expansive geographies, they turned to us to help build their HR teams and eventually to chart their next career moves.