Chugh will be responsible for growing the company’s team as it looks to double its number of employees from 25 to 50 over the next six months.
She will oversee the company’s talent acquisition, recruitment strategy and performance management, as well as the development of existing team members. Other responsibilities will include strengthening internal HR and organisational structures.
Chugh has over ten years’ experience in human resource functions including change management, business performance analytics, performance management and talent acquisition.
The new recruit joins from Plan International, where she led the company’s performance management work stream.
Chugh has also worked at HDFC Standard Life Insurance, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and Thomas International in India as well as Mahindra Satyam in Singapore.
She said: "In today's dynamic and ever-evolving market the most critical aspect for any business is to constantly innovate and grow. This can only be done if the business has the ability to attract, engage and retain the right people to help realise the future, and I hope to achieve this for Hire Space.
"It’s a very exciting time to be joining the company and I’m looking forward to working on diverse projects and be part of its growth story."
Edward Poland, COO at Hire Space added: "We have really ambitious growth plans for the next year and we felt that Richa shared Hire Space’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive.
"She will be pivotal in consolidating our brand values to attract and retain the best talent whilst developing the fantastic team we already have in place and ultimately help us achieve our goals."