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Harvey Nash Appoints Lead for Consumer and HR Practices

Andrew Simmonds selected to bolster senior talent growth in Asia's consumer sector.

Hong Kong, 30th October 2014 - Harvey Nash, the global executive search and leadership services firm has announced the appointment of Andrew Simmonds as Associate Director of the Consumer Practice in Asia. Mr. Simmonds will be based in Harvey Nash's Asia Pacific Headquarters in Hong Kong.

Mr. Simmonds has worked in both the U.K. and Hong Kong, and is a search specialist focused on the media, hospitality and leisure sectors across the Asia Pacific region, in addition to leading the HR Practice.

With more than 13 years of executive search experience, he brings solid relationships and sector expertise across numerous markets, including Europe and Asia. Mr. Simmonds joins Harvey Nash from a major search and recruitment firm where he was tasked with developing the HR practice across Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore and Australia. In his new role with Harvey Nash, he reports directly to Nick Marsh, Managing Director of Harvey Nash Asia Pacific.

"Since establishing Harvey Nash's Asia Pacific Headquarters in Hong Kong in 2012, we have grown our business by 300% and we are delighted by the overwhelmingly positive response from our clients to our value added service," said Nick Marsh, Managing Director, Harvey Nash Executive Search Asia Pacific. "We are delighted to welcome Andrew to our expanding team and we are confident he will play a significant role in developing our business across the region."

Andrew Simmonds, Associate Director, Harvey Nash Executive Search Asia Pacific, commented: "Harvey Nash has an unmatched reputation for discovering hidden talent, a superb team of talented consultants and researchers, strong positioning in the market and a defined strategy for growth. What first attracted me to the firm was the unrivalled diversity initiatives offered, such as the Women's Directorship Programme in partnership with HKU Business School and the global Inspire network. I look forward to being part of shaping the company's future in the region."

Hong Kong is a key market for Harvey Nash and a major hub for talent in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Simmonds joins a team of seven experienced consultants and an extensive research team based in the Hong Kong office.

This appointment comes just one month after the acquisition of a Japanese executive search business to extend the firm's reach across the region. Harvey Nash Executive Search's current Asia Pacific operations include Hong Kong, Australia, Japan and Vietnam.

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A pioneer in executive search, professional recruitment and IT outsourcing

Established in 1988, Harvey Nash has supported many of the world's leading organisations to recruit, source and manage the highly skilled talent they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive and technology driven world.

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