June 8, 2010 – DHR International has announced the expansion into Australia and New Zealand and the opening of a Sydney office. Concurrent with the expansion, Darren Challis has joined the firm as managing director of DH International Pty Limited, DHR International's Australian & New Zealand practice, and a member of DHR’s board of directors. As a recruiter, Mr. Challis has worked on many searches for non-executive directors, CEOs and other senior executives across a range of industries including media, consumer, private equity, industrial, professional services and financial services. He has also led several succession planning assignments and board reviews. Prior to joining DHR, Mr. Challis worked as a consultant with Egon Zehnder International based in Sydney, where he was active in the firm's consumer and media practices. “With Darren’s remarkable professional and corporate background, as well as our expansion into Australia and New Zealand, we have reached another milestone in the rapid growth of our Asia Pacific footprint,” said Christine Greybe, president of DHR. “Our current team of more than 30 consultants and 11 offices in the region ensure that we are very well placed to support our global and local clients with their C-level leadership needs.” Founded in 1989, DHR International is headquartered in Chicago and has more than 50 offices worldwide.