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Aisling P
Executive Coach & Owner Aisling Pierce HR & Mediation Services
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Aisling P

Executive Coach & Owner Aisling Pierce HR & Mediation Services

Aisling runs her own HR consultancy & mediation business and prior to this enjoyed a successful career in Human Resource Management across Financial Services. This culminated in her last role as European HR Director for Fortune 500 company State Street Corporation where she managed a team of 150+ HR professionals providing a full suite of HR services to over 13,000 employees in 15 locations across Europe, Middle East & Africa. Aisling has coached & mentored up to & including C-Suite level throughout her career with a particular focus on newly appointed business CEO’s, supporting them plan & implement successful business strategies.

Key Skills/USP

  • Commercial results driven leadership
  • Coach, mentor, trusted partner
  • People & change management
  • Organizational growth & development
  • Global Relationship Management


  • BA Economics & Psychology UCD 1991
  • Diploma in HR Management NCI 1994
  • Certificate in Mediation Acrux 2020
  • Certificate in Family Mediation 2021


  • Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)
  • Member of Professional Association of Mediators (MII)

Sectoral Experience

  • Retail Banking
  • Corporate Banking
  • Fund Management & Administration

Key Achievements

  • European HR Lead in acquisition of numerous financial services acquisitions to include hedge funds, private equity & custody companies
  • Successful transition of financial services work to global hubs achieving significant operating cost reductions
  • Successful induction & partnership of multiple business CEO’s
  • Achieved a 33% reduction in HR headcount through optimization of global HR footprint & technology CEO’s
Aisling is a highly competent, professional senior human resources executive with whom I have had the pleasure of working with for many years in State Street.  I have worked with her on complex/sensitive matters, acquisitions, HR policy, employee wellbeing, large scale organisational restructuring/change management and leadership development programs.   Aisling is comfortable working with senior level decision makers and provides expert HR thought leadership. A true professional, she understands industry, is consultative, results oriented and able to build solid relationships based on trust and understanding.
Susan Dargan
Independent Director
Zurich Insurance Plc

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