January 12, 2011 – Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has announced the addition of Alice Au to its growing team across Greater China. With over 15 years of search experience, Ms. Au is a recognized expert at the senior executive and board levels within China and across Asia. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart she led another search firm’s CEO and board services practice in Asia Pacific and consulted with a wide range of clients in the private equity and financial services sectors. "The dynamic environment in China continues to fuel demand for exceptional senior leaders. Alice's deep expertise and senior relationships across the region will benefit not only the local Chinese companies and multinational organizations that we are fortunate to serve but also our growing base of private equity clients," said Michael Bruce, who leads the China business for Spencer Stuart. This appointment follows the addition of four consultants in 2010 across Spencer Stuart's offices in China. Spencer Stuart opened its Hong Kong office in 1977, later establishing offices in Shanghai in 1994 and Beijing in 1995. The Spencer Stuart team in Greater China now numbers more than 40, including 14 senior consultants across the Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong offices.