London, August 7, 2015– (PRESS RELEASE) Calibre One has bolstered its Asia Pacific practice with the appointment of two new Partners to the firm: Ben Burrell as Managing Partner – Asia Pacific, based in Sydney and James Gathercole as Partner – Asia based in Shanghai. The search was managed by Rochelle Schumer of R&L Associates.
Ben Burrell has a long executive search career and previously led the Asia practice of Braithwaite Steiner Pretty (BSP), a leading boutique search firm across Asia (now Odgers Berndtson), based in Singapore.
Joining Ben is James Gathercole who has spent over 15 years living and working in China, speaks fluent Mandarin, and previously established and led Heidrick & Struggles China. More recently James was a partner in a leading boutique search and consulting firm based in Melbourne.
Tom Barnes, Managing Partner of Calibre One (San Francisco) said: “Asia, and China in particular, is becoming one of the World’s most important markets to a great many companies around the World. We are thrilled to welcome Ben and James to the team and we are excited to work with them to help our clients to develop their businesses in Asia.”
Ben Burrell, Managing Partner of Asia Pacific said: “Calibre One is one of the world’s leading technology specialist search firms. I am amazed at the depth of experience and connections, particularly in private equity, emerging technologies and software, as well as expertise in healthcare, manufacturing, security and online services. Calibre One offices now match the key international technology hubs around the world and we can now provide a genuine Asia solution for organisations with a global footprint”.
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