Pierre Goad was appointed a Group Managing Director in August 2015. He is also a Board Director of HSBC Bank Canada. Mr Goad has held a number of senior roles in HSBC. Prior to his current role, he served as Group Head of Human Resources and as Group Head of Communications. He was appointed a Group General Manager in 2014. He rejoined HSBC in 2011 as Co-Head of Communications from Zurich Insurance Group, where he was Head of Corporate Communications. Mr Goad has extensive international experience. He first joined HSBC in 2001 and held a number of strategy and communication roles in London and Hong Kong. Before joining the bank he was a correspondent and editor at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., The Wall Street Journal in Canada, and The Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and Singapore. He is a Canadian and British citizen and Hong Kong permanent resident. Mr Goad is on the Board of the European Association of Communication Directors and is founding President of the Asia-Pacific Association of Communication Directors. He also sits on the London Development Board of Maggie’s, a UK-based cancer care charity.