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Marc Burrage appointed Regional Director of Hays in Hong Kong

Hays in Hong Kong today announces the appointment of Marc Burrage as Regional Director of Hays in Hong Kong. In this role Marc will be responsible for overseeing Hays’ continuing growth in Hong Kong across a number of industries and specialisms and brings 16 years experience in the recruitment industry.

Updated: 01 Mar 2014

Commenting on Marc’s appointment, Nigel Heap, Managing Director of Hays Asia Pacific, says: “Marc is an asset to Hays’ Hong Kong office during this exciting growth phase and we are extremely delighted to welcome him on board. Marc was very successful in his previous role and we look forward to seeing his vision and leadership in action, helping to maintain our market leading position in Asia Pacific.”

Marc says of his new appointment: “Asia continues to be a real success story and I believe we have a real opportunity to help shape the future recruitment landscape in Hong Kong by being experts in our industry, sourcing the best candidates for our clients and matching the right people with the right role.

“I have a big vision for this team and look forward to working together to not only drive Hays in Hong Kong forward but take advantage of the challenges and opportunities of today’s jobs market.

“Hays has an established track record of investing in its people, and providing the tools they need to succeed and this demonstrates just how passionate we are about people and our business. I look forward to meeting and working with our Hong Kong clients over the coming months.”

Marc moved from the UK to New Zealand in 1998 to work for a global recruitment company. He held a number of management positions before being appointed Executive General Manager (Country Manager). He led the Christchurch business through earthquake crisis management and managed the relocation of offices in Auckland and Christchurch.

Identified as a ‘high potential senior leader' Marc has a track record of continued success achieved through effective strategic and operational leadership. He has extensive business transformation and change management experience, and is adept at building, developing and leading teams.

Hays has been operating in Hong Kong since 2006 and recruits across 10 specialisms that include Accountancy & Finance, Construction, Property, Banking, Insurance, IT, Finance Technology, Legal, Sales & Marketing and Human Resources.

Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people.

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For further information please contact Paula Tychsen, Marketing Executive – PR & Communications of Hays, on +612 8226 9739 or

About Hays

Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. We are the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in Asia Pacific and the UK and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe and Latin America. We operate across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

As at 31 December 2011, Hays employed 7,988 staff operating from 247 offices in 31 countries across 20 specialisms. For the year ended 30 June 2011, Hays reported net fees of £672 million and operating profit of £114 million and placed around 60,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 190,000 people into temporary assignments. 31% of Group net fees were generated in Asia Pacific.

Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the United Kingdom and the USA.

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