HSBC chief communications officer Pierre Goad has announced he is to step down after 17 years at the group.
Goad will retire from HSBC effective at the end of June this year. Having worked in Asia and Europe for 28 years, he will return to his native Canada.
HSBC has said it will fill his role on an interim basis with Malcolm Wallis, who is currently HSBC's head of communications, Europe and global head of communications network. In the meantime, the banking group will look for a permanent replacement.
Pieere Goad joined HSBC in 2001 in Hong Kong before transferring to London in 2003. In 2010 he left HSBC to join Zurich Insurance as head of corporate communications. He rejoined HSBC the following year after his former boss, Stuart Gulliver, was named the bank's CEO. Goad formerly worked as a journalist, and was a correspondent and editor at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, The Wall Street Journal in Canada, and the Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and Singapore.