Chris Sheppardson

Managing Director and Founder of Chess Partnership


Chris is the founder of Chess Partnership and Chess Executive, which is one of the Industry's leading executive management recruitment and consultancy concerns for the hospitality industry.

Chris was inspired to found Chess by a belief in the importance of individuals and in the principle of cultural fit within organisations.

The combination of Chess Executive and Chess Partnership provides a business, which works closely with the hospitality industry, to support the growth and development of both people and organisation.


In my experience success is born out of creating a strong sense of culture and momentum. Understanding the market and its ongoing changes, enabling people's development and growth and projecting a simple message to market are all key ingredients to developing a successful business.

Other Team Members


Andrew Wolcerz
Andrew Wolcerz
Senior Consultant
Stuart Howie
Stuart Howie
Divisional Director
Nick Metcalfe
Nick Metcalfe
Account Director
Elif Yeloglu
Elif Yeloglu
Associate Recruitment Consultant
Amy Fifita
Amy Fifita
Recruitment Consultant