Pierce has led HR in international businesses for more than 25 years. Before joining Hitachi in 2008 he was European HR director of two US businesses and prior to that held various HR roles with an international food group.
Pierce has contributed to two recent books on talent management and diversity and is an adviser to several HR networking organisations. He has been appointed a companion of the Chartered Management Institute and is a regular speaker at HR conferences and other events.
During 2017/18 he has been a mentor for the 30% Club to support an increase in female representation at board and senior executive level.