Our Management Team

SG: +65 8612 5330
UK: +44 7968730213
Email: mikehartwell@hartwellbuck.com

Mike is the Founder of Hartwell Buck and a former British Army Officer with over 20 years of executive recruitment experience in London and the APAC. Mike specialises in VP level and above appointments within Banks, Asset Management teams, Hedge Funds, Wholesale Banks and Insurance Companies. Areas of expertise include Compliance, Risk, Middle Office/Operations and in placing COOs at VP level and above.

+44 207 556 0904
+44 787 1262534
Email: aarontwaits@hartwellbuck.com

Aaron is a former Director of Barclays who has spent most of his career in London, Singapore and Tokyo. Aaron’s previous roles have included running regional PWM Support Functions as well as Collateral Management, Client Service, Treasury Operations and KYC. Areas of expertise include placing experienced individuals in Private Wealth Management and Private Banking, as well as RMs and Support Staff at VP level and above. In addition to recruiting, Aaron is COO for the Hartwell Buck Group.

LIM HON – MD: Country Head Singapore
SG: +65 8128 0436
Email: honthenglim@hartwellbuck.com

Lim is a former MD at JPMorgan where he ran the Operations function for Cash Management and Trade Finance. He was also the location lead for JPMorgan COE in Singapore. Areas of expertise include placing VP level and above mandates across the region within Wholesale Banking. Lim is a Hartwell Buck Director and manages the Singapore regional business.

Chris Harvey – MD: Country Head Hong Kong
Mobile: +852 94663470
Email: chrisharvey@hartwellbuck.com

Chris is Managing Director at Hartwell Buck, Hong Kong and is responsible for building a global management consultancy recruitment practice.

Chris is an international business executive with over 29 years’ experience in advising boards and senior business executives in Financial Services on strategy, transformation, and growth, both as a management consultant (Accenture, Deloitte, Capco and Gemini Consulting) and, more recently, as CEO for 22 Degrees North Advisors, a boutique strategic advisory firm based in Hong Kong and as a Senior Advisor to Quinlan & Associates.

Chris led Deloitte’s Global Financial Services business for 6 years , having previously led Global Banking and Capital Markets. Chris has been based in Hong Kong for 9 years and has worked extensively both across Asia Pacific and Globally.

Prior to his career in management consulting, Chris spent 10 years as an officer in the British Army and was a product and salesforce manager in the pharmaceutical industry with Eli Lilly.

RICHARD JEFFREYS – Managing Director
Mobile: +44 7921 529653
Email: Richardjeffreys@hartwellbuck.com

Richard manages Hartwell Buck’s Fintech and Management Consultancy practice globally, placing senior executives into Partner/MD and Director level positions. He has over 35 years experience gained from working in FinTech, Consultancy and Investment and Corporate Banking at Executive and Managing Director level.

Richard, a Human Centred Design Certified Practitioner and a Six Sigma Black Belt, has lived in the US, Europe and Asia working with companies such as J.P. Morgan, Standard Chartered, Finastra, Traiana (now CME Group) and HSBC.

Michelle Comrie – Director
Mobile: : +65 9351 8471
Email: michellecomrie@hartwellbuck.com

Meet Michelle, the driving force behind Hartwell Buck’s global Marketing practice. With 25 years of international brand-building experience, she excels in placing VPs to Director and Managing Director levels. Originally from Zimbabwe, Michelle’s expertise spans across APAC, including Hong Kong, Singapore, PRC, KL, India, the Caribbean, and the United States. As a seasoned ICF-certified Executive Coach, Michelle also leads Hartwell Buck’s Talent Leadership and Development function, focusing on developing potential in senior female leaders. Through partnerships with global brands, she delivers best-in-class training, assessment, and professional coaching programs tailored for all organisational levels to bring highly engaging, tailored programs backed by 30 years of research and expertise. Michelle’s impact extends beyond her professional achievements. She is the visionary founder of “Bold New Horizons,” an inspiring CSR Mentoring initiative in collaboration with The Akilah Institute. Together, they empower female leaders in East Africa to address pressing global challenges and lead with confidence. Michelle’s credentials include:

  • Professional Certificated Executive Coach (ICF PCC in progress)
  • First mBit Coach and Trainer in Singapore and Hong Kong
  • Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Facilitator for Hong Kong’s WEN (Women Entrepreneur Network) Third Eye Brand Workshops
  • Mentor for Women Leaders at TWF (The Women’s Foundation, Hong Kong)
  • Certified in Behavioral Assessment & Observational Skills
  • CABI™ certified Resilience Coach, utilizing the research-based CABI™ Leadership Impact Model

Savita Raghu Kotian -Office Manager, India
Email: savitako@hartwellbuck.com

Hong Kong

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