Pierre Goad is Group General Manager, Group Head of Human Resources and Communications at HSBC Holdings plc. He has extensive international experience and was previously Global Head of Corporate Communications at Zurich Insurance Group in Switzerland, and before that held a series of strategy and communications roles at HSBC in Hong Kong and London. He was also a correspondent and editor at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., The Wall Street Journal and Asian Wall Street Journal. He is a Canadian and British citizen and Hong Kong permanent resident. He is married with four children.