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Andrea Eccles

Andrea Eccles

Chief Executive,
City HR Association

Andrea Eccles is the Chief Executive of the City HR Association Limited (City HR), a professional body which supports the technical needs of Human Resource Departments within the financial services sector. City HR has 190 corporate members spread across banking, securities, asset management and insurance. The Association is responsible for lobbying, consultation, training, best practice and analytics on issues which affect employers in the membership. Andrea’s team provide detailed insights, metrics and support on issues including reward, regulation, diversity, inclusion and belonging, culture and well-being with both a financial service-specific lens and then universal. Considerable work is being undertaken relating to the future of work, disruption and the alignment of talent strategies alongside the attraction of talent from apprentices to senior mid-career hires. Prior to joining City HR in 2007, Andrea was a main board executive director of Fairplace Consulting plc and co-led their City HR Consulting Practice. She started her career in HR at Citibank (2 years) followed by nearly 10 years in various HR generalist and specialist roles at Chase Manhattan (now JPMorgan Chase). Andrea is the co-founder of the Guild of Human Resource Professionals, is a Court Member (Board equivalent) and has a keen interest in the upskilling and evolution of the profession. She has a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. For more details on City HR please visit www.cityhr.co.uk or to find about the Guild of Human Resource Professionals please see www.hrprofessionals.org.uk

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