New Stanton Chase Board Continues Focus on Strategic Development and Service

Board delivers both continuity and new ideas

London, England, January 18, 2013

Stanton Stanton Chase International is pleased to announce a new International Chairman and Board of Directors for 2013.  Selected by its global ownership partners in Zurich in November, the new Board will continue to develop and manage the delivery of Stanton Chase executive search and leadership consulting services to markets around the world.

The new Board comprises three previous and two new members, and extends the practice of having representation from around the world. Continuity of leadership will come from George Cross (London, England) who continues as International Chairman. Fiona Lavan (Sydney, Australia) stays as Vice Chair of Regions, and Mickey Matthews (Baltimore, USA) remains as Vice Chairman of Practice Groups. 

New perspectives will be introduced by Çağri Alkaya (Istanbul, Turkey) who takes over as Vice Chairman of Finance and Administration, and Panos Manolopoulos (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) who returns to the Board as Vice Chairman of Business Excellence after a one-year break.

“The new Board will focus on the strategic development of the Stanton Chase service offering in all global regions,” says Cross.  Over the past two years, Stanton Chase has opened new offices in several new locations, including key areas like Boston, Seoul, Singapore, and Moscow, and now operates in 44 countries around the world.

Cross continues his leadership role as International Chairman. Cross has a lifetime of experience and knowledge in executive search, client service and leadership in a number of sectors. He has been with Stanton Chase International since it was founded in 1990 and is currently a Director of the London office, where he was previously Managing Director. As International Chairman, Cross leads the global management team and chairs the Governance Committee.

Each of the other Board Members provides leadership to a key area of client service management. 

About Stanton Chase International

Stanton Chase is ranked within the Top 10 global retained executive search firms. With proven expertise in key sectors of the global economy, Stanton Chase has 9 international Specialist Practice Groups that operate as international teams.

Stanton Chase is owned by its partners who take individual responsibility for delivering outstanding quality for each assignment. Stanton Chase is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants. For all information about us, please visit

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