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Chris Tan


Perth, Asia Pacific

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Chris brings considerable value to clients through his broad industry exposure and deep technical expertise, having spent 16 years supporting clients and candidates across multiple international jurisdictions.

During his 10 year tenure with Gerard Daniels Chris has led and successfully executed many technical and senior leadership appointments. In addition to his role as Principal Consultant Chris is also Head of Research for the Firm’s Asia Pacific region, and has a particular interest in emerging markets like renewables.

Chris previously spent a decade living and working in Japan where he was responsible for building and leading the medical device and pharmaceutical function for a boutique Tokyo-based recruitment firm. During this time Chris also led the Japanese Life Science Practice for a leading global recruitment firm.

Chris enjoys connecting the right executive talent with roles where they can really add value. He is driven by a desire to make a difference and has a genuine interest in the career progression of candidates.

Conversation Starters

  • Chris is a former Board Member of Regional Arts Australia.
  • He speaks basic Japanese.
  • During the past decade Chris has performed most of the firm’s pro-bono work.
  • When he isn’t working, you’ll find Chris fishing or practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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