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Zara Balfour

Zara Balfour

Director

Zara brings with her more than 11 years in Human Resources and Administration across internal and agency positions with exposure to Financial, Legal and Professional Services. Based in Hong Kong for the last 8.5 years and previously in Sydney, where she focused purely on Secretarial and Administration hires for over 3 years, Zara has recruited extensively for both HR and Administration roles across APAC, Europe and America.

As a Director at Charlotte Frank, Zara heads up our Legal division as well as partnering with Tanya Knott to cover our core Financial Services business. She covers positions across all levels, including hybrid roles and C-Suite. She believes in the importance of executing sound hires both professionally and culturally, the value that comes with managing and developing existing talent and building long lasting relationships.

Zara’s experience, high energy, passion, warmth, creativity and adaptability make her the perfect partner for any client or candidate and we are delighted to have her as part of our CF family.

Latest Jobs

  • Legal Support Manager

    ​An amazing opportunity has become available to join this leading global Law Firm as the Legal Administration Manager. You will be responsible for the operational day-to-day management of all legal support services for all Hong Kong Practice Groups and Business Services. This is a very progressive environment with exceptional benefits and excellent development opportunities available. Responsibilities Manage resources and allocate or re-distribute work and support to ensure administrative capability is both optimised and available to support the Practice Groups in their delivery to clients Management of performance and employee relation issues, including disciplinary and dismissal, in conjunction with HR Recruit and select high calibre support staff to ensure the quality and consistency of services provided to legal teams and clients Develop the capability of the support team, including their ability to deliver excellent work, connect with peo...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Hong Kong, Central and Western District
    Salary:
    N/A
    Job Ref:
    ZB/12012
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  • Executive/ Personal Assistant to High Net Worth Individual

    ​My client is an extremely high profile Hong Kong Property Development corporation with a strong presence in Asia. An opportunity has arisen for an exceptional Personal/ Executive Assistant to join a very well-known high-net-worth individual as his right hand person. The successful candidate will understand the need for discretion with excellent interpersonal and communication skills in both Mandarin and English. Key Responsibilities  Provide a full spectrum of high quality personal assistance and executive support to high-net-worth individual Manage daily schedule, business appointments, and travel itineraries etc. Handle complex diary and calendar management Setup and coordinate meetings and conferences across multiple time zones Other ad-hoc duties as assigned. Requirements  Bachelor degree in Business Administration or related disciplines Minimum 5-10 years of relevant work experience as a Personal or Executive Assistant to a Hong Kong bas...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Hong Kong, Central and Western District
    Salary:
    N/A
    Job Ref:
    ZB/12002
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  • Talent Acquisition Coordinator 6 Month Contract

    ​Financial Services A reputable and well established global financial services organisation are looking for a Talent Acquisition Coordinator to support the Talent and HR team in Hong Kong. You will be working on recruitment projects across APAC for new graduates and experienced hires along with various ad-hoc projects. This is a brand new role due to rapid global growth with a permanent opportunity possible at the end of the contract. Responsibilities Provide end-to-end administrative support to recruitment from drafting JD, to posting job ad, CV screening, interview arrangement, on-boarding arrangement Assist in offer management and orientation to new joiner Drive regular executive recruitment team meetings and prepare regular executive hiring reports to reflect relevant Align with other functional HR areas across the Asia region Ad hoc recruitment projects Requirements At least 3 years’ experience in financial services firm or sizeable compa...

    Job Type:
    Contract
    Location:
    Hong Kong, Central and Western District
    Salary:
    N/A
    Job Ref:
    ZB/11997
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