Richard Eardley has been appointed managing director of Hays in Asia. Richard started his career with Hays in 1988 and has significant experience recruiting in many different sectors. He worked in Hays offices across the UK, before assuming the role of managing director for Hays Ireland in June 2007. In addition to his role in Ireland, Richard was the UK & Ireland marketing director from 2013 to 2017 and he has most recently been spearheading Hays UK’s development of its IT and Digital specialism. He has also worked extensively with the Hays Talent Solutions business.
Commenting on his appointment as managing director for Hays Asia, Richard said: “I’ve had the privilege of working for Hays for 29 years and deeply appreciate our culture, value and people. I look forward to be working with the team to take advantage of new opportunities that will strengthen our footprint and positioning in Asia.”
Richard is responsible for the day to day operational management and growth of Hays businesses in Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.
CEO of Hays plc, Alistair Cox expressed his delight at Richard’s appointment. “The Asian region is an extremely important part of our business, so we are pleased that Richard, a seasoned operator, is taking on this very important role within Hays,” said Cox. “Richard already has had a long and illustrious career at Hays and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience with him as he takes on this exciting challenge. We look forward to Richard’s continued contribution and success with Hays.”