David Cox | Managing Director R1545444

David commenced his recruitment career 17 years ago with a global PLC; transferring from their London operation to Sydney in 2006. He worked at a senior management level operating across multiple locations and business units, managing a team of 30+ consultants in addition to recruiting mid to senior level positions in construction, infrastructure and MEP markets.

In 2010, he decided to set up on his own and co-founded a technical recruitment consultancy which has been placed on the BRW fast starters list for two consecutive years. In addition to his role as a Director, he specialised in recruiting mid to executive management positions within the MEP sector Asia Pacific-wide.

David successfully exited this business in Feb 2017. In 2014, David launched Archer Recruitment to focus on the rapidly evolving international market.

At Archer Recruitment, David is responsible for the strategic direction of the business globally and maintains an active recruitment role with a particular focus on focus on senior level and retained search mandate within MEP (consultancies and contractors) and High-tech construction such as data centres, pharmaceutical and industrial projects.

Key Areas include: Retained and Contingency search, MEP, EPC/EPCM, Critical Environment, Data Centre, High-Tech Construction, Cost Planner, Quantity Surveyors, Mechanical Design, Electrical Design, Commissioning Manager, Project Manager, ESD, Hydraulics, Senior Management, Design, Healthcare, Commercial & Industrial Projects, International Recruitment

Aaron Benton | Managing Partner (North America) – Design & Construction & Cost Management

Aaron’s career in recruitment began in early 2007 with a global PLC, as a junior consultant, in a startup office, specialising in recruiting mid to senior positions in Design & Construction across the Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Civil and Heavy Infrastructure Sectors. He completed the company training program and fast-tracked his career to senior consultant in minimal time based on exceptional performance.

In 2009 Aaron relocated to Singapore with the same company joining their Oil and Gas team specialising in recruiting mid to senior permanent positions, across EPCI within the upstream sector, for both onshore and offshore projects. After a successful year in Singapore as the top biller, he decided to take a career break and took a year off to travel.

During this time, Aaron started his own company and he was responsible for all turnkey operations as the company’s Managing Director. Aaron sold his company in 2012 and became a sponsored ambassador and player for Hero Poker.

Aaron joined Archer Recruitment at its inception in 2014 as a founding staff member focusing on launching the brand throughout Asia, and in March 2015 he was tasked with developing Archer’s expansion into new International Markets. With a strong understanding of design and construction across various industries, he’s currently focusing on the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional, Civil & Infrastructure and Cost Management Consultancies sectors across Canada and the US.

Key Roles include: Vice President, General Manager, Project Director, Project Manager, Construction Manager, Project Coordinator, Site / Field Engineer, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Site Manager, Supervisor, Estimator, Contract Administrator, Health, Safety & Environmental Manager/Coordinator, QAQC Manager/Engineer, Commercial Manager, Project Controls Manager, Project Monitor, Cost Consultant, Cost Estimator, Risk Manager, Business Analyst, Quantity Surveyor

Samantha Soh | Regional Manager (Real Estate, Construction & Engineering) R1113934

Samantha has a Bachelors in Commerce, with double majors in PR & Marketing from Curtin University. She began her recruitment calling 7 years ago with an international specialist PLC, highly focused in real estate and construction & engineering. Samantha started her professional career with a renowned Developer in Singapore where she honed her skills in business development and delivery and had also established a wide network of industry professionals. Having come from industry, she possesses great knowledge in roles and trends, with a strong pedigree in candidate and client management.

Samantha joined Archer in June 2016 as Managing Consultant, overseeing property and construction recruitment across Asia and the pacific. With extensive knowledge in both sectors, she has been tasked to develop key clients in various markets, as well as help grow the team locally and eventually in the region.  Samantha is currently focused in the areas of construction and project management, cost and tender management, value engineering and architectural services in Singapore and Asia.

Key roles include Project Manager/Director, Commercial Manager, HSE Manager, Architectural Manager, Tender/Contracts Manager,  Technical Manager, Technical Managers/Directors, Project Managers/Directors, Construction Directors, Contracts/Commercial Managers, Investment Managers, Asset Managers, Fund Managers, Head of Workplace

Nur Aqillah | Operations Consultant R1546478

Aqillah graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor degree in Hotel Administration. She previously interned with Moove Media marketing department, supporting the work of marketing managers and executives on projects directed at maximising company profits and developing sales strategies or marketing campaigns.

With an interest in Human Resources and Talent Management, Aqillah joined Archer Recruitment Pte Ltd. She started as a Researcher/Administrator assisting consultants to effectively service the recruitment needs of all clients, with a particular focus on candidate generation and management. In this role, she initiates, builds and maintain relationships with candidates throughout the recruitment cycle and always strives to provide a high level of services to all stakeholders in the process. Due to her success in this role, she was promoted in 2016 early to the role of Senior Researcher.

She is also responsible for the generation of candidates and the development of the Archer brand through various media platforms such as LinkedIn, Online Advertising and Twitter.

Key roles include: Project Manager, Senior Design Engineer, Design Engineer, MEP Manager, BIM Manager, REVIT Modeller, Project Engineer, HSEQ, Commercial Manager. Quantity Surveyor & Rail Professionals.

Hassaan Cheema | Senior Consultant (Facilities Management & Renewables) R1545451

Hassaan graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore in 2013. He started his career in recruitment in 2013 with an established international agency focusing on the energy sector. He then moved to another recruitment company to focus on the financial sector in Singapore before joining Archer in 2018.

He is currently focusing on the Facilities and Project Management desk at Archer Recruitment. His focus will be on both technical as well as management roles across South East Asia.

Outside of work, Hassaan enjoys outdoor activity and to travel and explore new places around the world.

Key roles include: Facilities Managers, BD Managers, Engineering Manager, Technical FM Director, Key Account Manager, Technical Engineer, Property/Operations Manager,  Contract/Commercial Managers; Project Director; Quantity Surveyors; M&E Quantity Surveyor

Matin Rashid | Consultant (Real Estate & Corporate Services) R1441105

Matin started his recruitment career in 2013 after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from University of London. He started out as a researcher in a boutique agency focusing on both technical and commercial roles within the manufacturing industry.

In the last two years, he has specialised in the property and real estate industry, building a strong network within the retail sector.

He is a specialist in leasing and business support across real estate and engineering at Archer Recruitment across Asia Pacific. He focuses on key functions across HR, Finance, Risk & Compliance, Sales & Marketing and Leasing; supporting middle to back office positions for contractors, property developers, consultancies and operators/client side.

Key Roles Include: Legal Counsel, Financial Controller, Human Resource Manager, Talent Acquisition, Marketing Manager, Admin Manager, Accountant, Risk and Compliance, Corporate Communications.

James Waissel | Divisional Manager (Project & Cost Management / Building Surveying)

James has a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Reading University. He began his recruitment career 5 years ago with a specialist Property firm in London, highly focused on delivering across FM, M&E and further specialised in Building Surveying and Project Management delivery.

Having studied at Reading he has close ties with several London and UK based property professionals across the built environment and using his entrepreneurial skill set has business developed and generated a healthy network across the UK.

James joined Archer in 2018 as a Divisional Manager, overseeing Project Management, Cost Management and Building Surveying recruitment across the UK. With extensive knowledge across this sector, he has been tasked with developing new relationships with some of the UK’s largest consultancies, property specialists and developers. He has also been tasked with growing the team and establishing our name in the marketplace. James is currently focused in the areas of Building Surveying, Project Management in the UK.

Key roles include; Building Surveyors from Graduate - Director / Partners, Project Managers from Junior - Director / Partners, Rights of Light Surveyors, Party Wall Surveyors, Cost Consultants, Project Monitors, M&E Quantity Surveyors & Construction Managers.

Nick Rogerson | Senior Consultant (Project & Cost Management / Building Surveying)

Nick has a Bachelors Degree in Business Studies from the University of the West of England. He began his recruitment career with a global company in Bristol upon graduating in 2011, and has five years’ experience working for a specialist property consultancy in London, recruiting across the Business Support, Facilities Management and Building Consultancy sectors. He has a strong professional network in the industry and has worked extensively with multi-disciplinary consultancies, private property companies and in-house property teams.

Nick joined Archer in 2019 as a Senior Consultant, focused on Building Surveying, Project Management and Cost Management recruitment across the UK. With strong experience and knowledge across the sector, he will focus on developing new and existing relationships to further Archer’s presence as a leader in the London market.

Key roles include; Building Surveyors from Graduate - Director / Partners, Project Managers from Junior - Director / Partners, Rights of Light Surveyors, Party Wall Surveyors, Cost Consultants, Project Monitors, M&E Quantity Surveyors & Construction Managers.

Aniesh Chandra | Consultant (Low/Medium/High Rise Residential & Property Development)

Aniesh is a former proud member of the Canadian Forces, having joined them as an Infantry member of the Lorne Scots Regiment in 2006. In 2014 Aniesh had transitioned from the auto sales industry into a career within recruitment with a global PLC recruiting across North America where he spent the next 5 years recruiting in various sectors such as; IT, Banking & Financial Services and Office Support. Aniesh has taken tangible skills and experiences throughout his time in the military and auto sales to help further develop his career within recruitment and has joined Archer Recruitment Canada in 2019, focusing on Low/Medium/High Rise Residential and Property Development across Canada and the USA.

Key Areas include: Vice President; Project Director; Director: Associate Director: Design Manager; LEED Project Manager; Project Manager; Senior Project Manager; Construction Manager; Assistant Project Manager; Project Coordinator; Field Engineer; Estimator; Site Superintendent; Senior Superintendent

Duncan MacLeod | Consultant (Design & Construction)

Duncan is a proud Maritimer who graduated from Cape Breton University with a BBA Degree in Finance. Upon graduation he has worked as a Financial Advisor in 2010 at London Life in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In 2015 he moved to Toronto where endless opportunities in IT and Financial Services helped him discover his niche as a Recruiter at leading firms in the industry. He excelled behind those scenes to attract and place highly talented professionals at banks and thriving software companies.

After excelling as a Recruiter in IT and Financial Services he decided to take on a new challenge in another booming industry of Construction and Engineering. Duncan brings 4 years of experience to Archer Recruitment.

He joins a dynamic team that provides valued clients and candidates with mutually beneficial opportunities that help advance careers and produce results.

Key roles includeDesign - Engineering Manager, Structural Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Principles, Directors, Architects, Architectural Manager, Design Manager, Architectural Designers, Designers, Interior Designers, Project Managers, Project Architects, Project Leads, Architectural Technologists, BIM Specialist, CAD Drafters, Concept Designers, Healthcare Design Specialists, Urban Designers, Planners, Landscape Architects, FF&E Retail Designers & Business Development Managers. Construction - Vice President, General Manager, Operations Manager, Project Director, Project Manager, Construction Manager, Project Coordinator, M&E Manager & Coordinator, Field Engineer, Superintendent, Site Manager & Site Supervisor, Chief Estimator & Estimator, Contracts Manager & Administrator, Health & Safety & Environmental Manager & Coordinator, QAQC Manager & Coordinator.


Hannah Ariffin | Consultant (Engineering) R1984070

Hannah completed her Degree in Management with Marketing in 2018. Hannah started her professional career as a resource consultant specialising in Architecture and Interior Design with a boutique firm from London.

In 2019, Hannah joined Archer Recruitment as a Resource Consultant assisting across Engineering, Architecture & Interior Design and EPCM platforms across the region.

During her free time, Hannah enjoys baking.

Key roles include: Associate Directors (C&S, M&E, Geo technical, Rail), Senior Engineers/Engineers (C&S, M&E, Geo technical, Rail), Technical Managers/Directors (C&S, MEP, Geotechnical), BIM Managers, BIM Modellers, Planning Manager, Project/Senior Project Managers (Building, Infrastructure & Rail) & Process Engineer, Senior Architectural Designer/Architectural Designer, Senior FF&E Designer/FF&E Designer, Senior Interior Designer/Interior Designer, Design Director, Design Manager.

Samuel Moore | Consultant (Project & Cost Management / Building Surveying)

Samuel commenced his recruitment in 2017, working for a leading privately-owned built environment recruitment business focussing on facilities maintenance and maintenance contractors across London and the South East. Prior to recruitment Samuel studied Architecture and worked in sales within a financial institute.

He joined Archer’s London office in 2019 where operates as a candidate manager and researcher for our Project, Cost and Building Surveyor consultancies. Samuel works with a variety of our clients to help them source candidates for permanent and contract/freelance opportunities in this market.

Samuel likes to be involved in various sports and hobbies outside of work. He currently plays rugby in Wimbledon, is an avid skateboarder and occasionally dusts off the guitar.

Key roles include: Building Surveyors from Graduate - Director / Partners, Project Managers from Junior - Director / Partners, Rights of Light Surveyors, Party Wall Surveyors, Cost Consultants, Project Monitoring Surveyor, M&E Quantity Surveyors

Cyndi Ng | Consultant (Engineering) R1549116

Cyndi has a Bachelors in Commerce, with double majors in Banking and Finance from Murdoch University. She began her recruitment career 5 years ago and has done multiple desk focusing on Constructions and Engineering, Supply Chain Management as well as Corporate Services. Cyndi has success in placing candidates in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Cyndi is currently focused in the areas of Engineering Consultancies in Singapore and Asia.

Key areas include: Associate Directors (C&S, M&E, Geotechnical,Rail); Senior Engineers/Engineers (C&S, M&E, Geotechnical, Rail); Technical Managers/Directors (C&S, MEP, Geotechnical); BIM Managers; BIM Modellers; Planning Manager; Project/Senior Project Managers (Building, Infrastructure & Rail) & Process Engineer

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David Cox
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Aaron Benton
Managing Partner (North America) – Design & Construction & Cost Management
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Samantha Soh
Regional Manager (Real Estate, Construction & Engineering)
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Nur Aqillah
Operations Consultant
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Hassaan Cheema
Senior Consultant (Facilities Management & Renewables)
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Matin Rashid
Consultant (Real Estate & Corporate Services)
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James Waissel
Divisional Manager (Project & Cost Management / Building Surveying)
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Nick Rogerson
Senior Consultant (Project & Cost Management / Building Surveying)
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Aniesh Chandra
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Duncan MacLeod
Consultant (Design & Construction)
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Hannah Ariffin
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Samuel Moore
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Cyndi Ng
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