Talking Talent hires Human Resources expert Madeleine Price for Asia expansion

Talking Talent hires Human Resources expert Madeleine Price for Asia expansion

February 17, 2017 | comments

16 February, 2017: Innovative coaching consultancy Talking Talent has hired Madeleine Price as Managing Director to lead Talking Talent’s operations across Asia. Based in Hong Kong, she will focus on accelerating growth, bringing innovation to clients, building strong relationships, as well as strengthening the business’s brand and impact in the region.

Price brings to Talking Talent more than 25 years of experience in Human Resources and is an ICF accredited Executive Coach. She has been at the head of various HR departments for major corporates in Australia, the UK, Hong Kong and Tokyo including KPMG, Linklaters, Accenture, King Wood Mallesons and Standard Bank. Most recently, she served in a senior APAC leadership position at BNY Mellon, where she won a prestigious Global D&I award for her work in Women in Leadership.

She has led many successful talent initiatives across APAC, which included programmes that have reduced attrition from 50-20% at Standard Bank and companies within the Legal sector.

Price has also been involved in many Asian start-up companies, responsible for staffing offices in China and South East Asia and managing the HR transformation of a major merger in Japan.

“I am thrilled to be joining Talking Talent,” said Price. “It is a great opportunity for me to apply everything I have learned in my career to my passion of achieving gender diversity. Talking Talent are have a depth of experience at helping their clients achieve success in this area.” She added 

“Madeleine brings deep experience and knowledge to Talking Talent and we are thrilled to welcome her to our global management team. She brings the passion to accelerate growth for Talking Talent in Asia.” said Chris Parke, Talking Talent’s Co-founder and CEO.
Price received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham. She is also IPD qualified and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic HR and Change Management.



About Talking Talent

Talking Talent is the leading provider of consultancy and coaching for women and working parents in the UK and is at the forefront of developing the female talent pipeline across the globe. 

Through listening to its coachees’ personal challenges, hopes, fears and ambitions, Talking Talent has developed bespoke, innovative and impactful coaching programmes. Talking Talent’s own flexible approach to working has attracted the very best in coaching talent and the company now employs over 50 of the most experienced coaches in the world, all with significant commercial backgrounds.

Talking Talent’s Top Ten achievements over the last decade:

1.            15,000+ women coached

2.            Supported 4,000+ managers

3.            More than 50 coaches worldwide

4.            100+ clients globally

5.            10 industry research studies and insight guides published

6.            80% of Lloyds Banking Group coachees promoted or given enhanced roles

7.            2,500 coaching sessions held over the last year alone

8.            £17 million of savings in 18 months (EY)

9.            13% increase in retention across maternity period for Citi employees

10.         18 of The Times top 50 Employers for Women are TT clients

For more information, photography or to organise an interview with Madeleine Price (Managing Director - Asia, Talking Talent), please contact:


Laura Lally

T: 01491 821850


We are a coaching consultancy providing best in class coaching for working women and parents in the UK. Since our inception in 2005, we have delivered coaching to more than 15,000 women, working parents and managers, working across many industry sectors and all levels of business.


Press Phone: +44 (0)1491 821850

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