Prof Chris Beer

Chris is a Partner at Merryck & Co, the world’s foremost business leader mentoring firm. He joined Merryck in 2010 as Managing Director, and then became Chief Executive Officer after leading the management buyout the same year.

In January 2016 he stepped down from the CEO role to focus on international Client Relationships and to spend more time on his mentoring activity and his role at Warwick Business School.

Previously, Chris led the Executive Search, Selection and Interim Management Practice of Ernst & Young before joining Resources Global Professionals (a Nasdaq listed $1 bn company), as a member of the Global Leadership Team, reporting to the Group CEO. He set up their UK and European Operations, building and leading the business from start-up to employing more than 600 consultants across 12 European countries.

He has led high value engagements that span both multiple boundaries and cultures, and has a passion for fostering the highest levels of client service and quality.

Chris has an Executive MBA from Warwick Business School, and in 2013 he was appointed a Professor of Practice there, attached to the Strategy and International Business Group. He has a focus on leadership and is Co-Director of the new DBA programme that launches at The Shard this year.