Andrew Blair

Head of HR, HSBC Ireland

Andrew Blair - Head of HR, HSBC Ireland

Andrew is Head of Human Resources for HSBC Ireland. Over the last 30 years, he has worked predominantly in the Financial Services sector across a broad spectrum of HR. He began his career as an Occupational Psychologist with NFER NELSON in London and was heavily involved in the development and application of Psychometrics.  He also worked as Head of Recruitment for Eagle Star in the UK and helped establish the new Telemarketing company Eagle Star Direct guiding the heavily unionised organisation through a fundamental shift in its operating model.  

Following his return to Ireland he worked with Bank of Ireland Securities Services and Business Banking through the boom - and crash!  The experience of working in such an environment during a period of phenomenal growth and decline has smoothed off all his rough edges!  His work within HSBC today is focused on supporting an inclusive culture. He is particularly interested in creating a truly flexible working environment with the goal of providing individual work life balance for all. 

Andrew is also a Director of AHEAD which is an organisation that supports graduates through education and into employment.