BEIJING—Burson-Marsteller has hired Qu Hong (pictured) as Beijing Market Leader. Qu will serve as a member of Burson-Marsteller's China leadership team and will focus on the growth of the Beijing office, as well as providing senior level counsel to key clients. He reports to Ruby Fu, CEO of Burson-Marsteller China. Qu is returning to Burson-Marsteller after serving most recently as chief consultant of public affairs and public policies at Edelman China.

SYDNEY—Nic Jarvis has left Edelman Australia after nine years as director of the firm's corporate and public affairs practice to establish his own agency. Jarvis Counsel will specialise in advising clients in the issues and crisis management, public affairs and M&A space.

SINGAPORE—MHP Communications, part of the Engine Group, has opened a new Singapore office to meet growing client needs in Southeast Asia. The firm specialises in corporate affairs, brand, financial, technology, and health, and has 150 consultants based across Europe and Asia Pacific. The new office will be led by Kelly Johnston, previously with BBS in Singapore and PPR in Sydney, who joins as general manager. She will report to Emma Smith, chief executive of MHP Asia Pacific.

PERTH—Corporate and financial communication advisory firm Citadel-Magnus has appointed Tony Dawe as a director in the Perth office. Dawe has previously provided corporate communication, stakeholder relations and investor relations services to a range of clients in the extractive industries, construction, agri-business, financial and commercial services sectors. He was previously with Professional Public Relations and headed his own firm, Dawe Media Group.