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08.04.15

Amrop’s global presence grows with joining of new Australian partner, Challis & Company

Brussels, Sydney & Melbourne

With offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Challis & Company works with Boards, CEOs and senior executives in listed corporations, mid-sized companies, professional service firms, private equity firms and not-for-profit organizations. The firm’s founder, Darren Challis, previously held senior positions with The Boston Consulting Group, Egon Zehnder, Minter Ellison and Fairfax Media [ASX:FXJ].

“Given the seniority of our searches - for board and executive roles - joining the Amrop Partnership enhances our global footprint and connectivity while keeping our local touch, insights and rigour,” said Challis & Company Managing Director, Darren Challis. “Over the last year, we have had the privilege of getting to know Amrop Partners from every continent and have been impressed by their depth of client-focus, wealth of experience and professionalism.”

“Our clients also want us to offer our leadership assessment services in a globally-integrated way and Amrop brings that capability,” added Challis & Company’s Head of Leadership Consulting, Hannah Challis, an Organizational Psychologist with over 20 years’ consulting and corporate experience in assessment and development. Hannah was until recently the Global Head of Talent at the global investment bank, Macquarie Group [ASX:MQG].

“Challis & Company has built a reputation as the leading executive search and leadership consulting boutique in Australia,” said Amrop Chairman, Ulrich Dade. “We have been impressed by their capabilities - their joining the Amrop global partnership further enriches our ability to serve our clients to find Leaders For What’s Next in this important market and beyond.”

Amrop’s new Australian partner firm will operate as "Amrop Challis & Company”.

About Amrop

With 85 offices in 57 countries, Amrop provides services in Executive Search, Leadership Assessment and Board Consulting. One of the world’s largest retained executive search partnerships, Amrop advises the world’s most dynamic, agile organizations on identifying and positioning Leaders For What’s Next, senior executives adept at working across borders, in markets around the world.