April 30, 2010 – Executive search firm Stanton Chase International has announced its new board of directors. Assuming the role as international chairman is James Allen of the firm’s Sydney, Australia office. Mr. Allen, who has been with the firm for 14 years while focusing on the natural resources industry, will lead its global leadership team and chair the governance committee. Each of the other board members focuses on a key area of service to clients: joining the board as vice chairman regions is Panos Manolopoulos of the firm’s Dubai, UAE office. Mr. Manolopoulos joined Stanton Chase in 2003 and assists in strategic expansion planning and stimulating business development activities on targeted accounts and in determining the involvement of the appropriate industry specialist. Three board members are continuing their roles: George F. Cross of London continues his role as vice chair chairman finance and administration; Ward Garven of the Calgary, Canada office, continues as vice chairman business excellence; and Ivo Hahn from the Greater China office, continues as vice chairman practice groups. In 2009, Stanton Chase increased its locations to 68 offices in 40 countries; additional expansion is expected in 2010.