Get to Know…Katherine Beesley

What do you do at MRG?

I am the Finance Director – so my main focus is looking after the numbers. I also help with internal projects involving IT and HR.

What are you most proud about what you have achieved in your career to date?  

I am proud to have been a part of the team who founded MRG People Asia in 2019. A challenging project that resulted in a thriving business.

What inspired you to get into Finance?

Experience. I started work as an Accounts Assistant in 2001. I enjoyed the job and continued to follow this career path. Who wouldn’t want to work with spreadsheets all day?!

What have you found interesting / different about working within an Executive Search company?

Definitely the people – there are lots of interesting characters at MRG.

What have you found the most challenging since you started your career?

The Covid-19 pandemic. Businesses needed to act fast and think smart to survive the Economic impact.

What do you think the biggest misconception people have about you is?

That my mind is like a calculator – when the bill comes at a restaurant it always gets handed to me and I’m expected to be able to split it 7 ways in under ten seconds!

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you?

That I have watched all 236 episodes of ‘Friends’ at least 20 times each.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?

“Live for today – tomorrow is never promised”

What three words would your colleagues use to describe you?

Sensible, calm, persistent.

And finally who would play you in the movie about your life?

A brunette Kate Winslet!

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