Why Morgan McKinley

The answer is our people. A company is only ever as good as its people. That’s why we are so proud of all the exceptional individuals who make up the Morgan McKinley team. We believe you want the best, most useful solutions possible.  You want to work with people who will help you do your job and do it faster. We use all available tools, expertise and our sheer determination to find and engage candidates for you wherever they live, work and play.  We are relentless at being as useful as we can be for our clients. 


People shape companies

With more than 800 people on our global team, we can't introduce you to everyone. But it is these relentlessly committed people who shape our company and our desire to excel, so let us introduce a few key individuals at Morgan McKinley. 

We have a type

A specific type of person comes to Morgan McKinley: People who are intuitive, but realise that improving that intuition takes a lot of hard work; People with different backgrounds and experiences, but all with a common inquisitive nature; who are always excited to find out more about people and about organisations; People who enjoy succeeding itself even more than the rewards.

Adel Lai

Adel has been with Morgan McKinley from the first day we began operations in Singapore in 2005. She looked after the back office support functions: Human Resources, Finance, Admin, Sales Support, and most recently, Marketing. She has a Business Administration degree from the National University of Singapore.  
Integrity is really important to me. Working at Morgan McKinley is all about being authentic. It is a commitment to be true to myself and others. To do what I say I am going to do, to deliver on my promise through the actions I take and the decisions I make. Being honest and sincere is the first step to build trusting relationships, and trusting relationships are the basis of all great businesses. There is no short cut when you are committed to delivering solutions that fit. Being part of Support means I start from within, fulfilling the business needs of both my internal and external clients.
Adel Lai
Senior Corporate Services Manager

Cem Baris

Based in our London office, Cem is responsible for the operational and strategic leadership of our technology recruitment business in the UK. His background within recruitment spans nearly 10 years specialising in IT, initially within Executive Search and more recently moving into Contingent staffing.    
I am passionate about building effective relationships and delivery, one cannot exist without the other. Creating long lasting relationships with candidates and clients alike is of paramount importance to Morgan McKinley and that’s why I believe we deliver above and beyond expectations.
Cem Baris
IT Manager

Susan Kelly

Susan has over 13 years' experience working in recruitment, specialising in the financial services sector.  As a Client Services Executive with Standard Life Investments, Susan developed her communication and networking skills, which prepared her for her career in recruitment.  As Client Services Manager for Morgan McKinley Financial Services, Susan not only recruits for senior level appointments across Banking, Insurance and Funds, she also builds key relationships within the sector, developing a long-term strategy for servicing small indigenous clients to large multinationals.  
I am a product of the optimism that started in Ireland in the late 90s, recruitment has evolved significantly over the course of the last 15 years and I have seen Morgan McKinley evolve with it. It is a powerful thing to say that you feel you are working with the best recruiter in Ireland, I am very confident in our offering and when I talk to clients I truly believe in our business and what we are trying to deliver for our clients.
Susan Kelly
Client Services Manager, Financial Services

Susan Wong

Susan has been with the Hong Kong business since it opened in 2003. Her role has evolved from supporting an office of 2 employees through to now 40+ employees. Susan comes from a backgound of business/admin support, where she previously worked as a PA in the airline industry and an administrator in another recruitment agency. Susan looks after a wide range of aspects from back office support, HR, credit control, systems training, onboarding, internal policies etc. She works closely with all team members and directly assists the MD and COO of APAC. Born and bred in the UK, Susan speaks fluent English and Cantonese. She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Solent University, UK.
I believe it’s important for service providers like us to be reliable and trustworthy. It is imperative we deliver results for not only clients but for candidates as well. Delivering what we do best is what builds a great reputation. Here at Morgan McKinley, we firmly do believe going that extra mile and seeing things through to the end, a true service provider.
Susan Wong
Office Manager



Why Morgan McKinley?

We work hard so you don’t have to. Because we believe you would sooner focus on your core business and spend less time recruiting.

We can do this because of our relentless commitment to preparation and research – we work to understand cultures so that, even before your need arises, we’re ready to deliver. We will always learn more, research more, prepare more, try harder, care more.

Merely meeting your expectations is not our style. We aim to go beyond them.


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