Pierce has led HR in international businesses for more than 30 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 is a board director of Hitachi Europe and a member of the executive committee. He is also a board director of Hitachi Nuclear Energy and has contributed to a new book on employee engagement and other recent books on talent management and diversity.
He is an adviser to several HR networking organisations, a companion of the Chartered Management Institute and is a regular speaker at HR conferences and other events. He is a coach and mentor to executives including for the 30% Club to support an increase in female representation at board and senior executive level.