West Kowloon Cultural District Authority


  • West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  • Hong Kong, China
  • From 2018

Establishing a new vibrant cultural quarter located on a dramatic harbour-front site in the heart of Hong Kong, the West Kowloon Cultural District includes an integrated new area for visual and performing arts, including Museums, Concert Halls, a Chinese Opera House, plus theatre spaces. Stretching across 40 hectares of reclaimed land, it is one of the largest cultural projects in the world, blending art, education and open space. Its vision is to create a vibrant cultural quarter for Hong Kong where the local arts scene can interact, develop and collaborate.

Barker Langham Recruitment was selected by the Authority to work with them under two Framework Agreements (contingency and retained) in order to enhance their local, regional, and specifically international candidate reach. We have defined new optimum talent attraction methodologies and devised multi-channel recruitment programs, and supplemented direct applications with targeted head-hunting, based on deep research across several continents.

We are supporting the Authority to internationalise the talent pool from which to appoint key positions and have managed executive search mandates for director and senior level appointments, including Hong Kong Palace Museum and M+ Museum.