Meet The Team


Meena Anand


Meena is an experienced Human Resources professional. She was latterly the Managing Director and Chief HR Officer for the 30,000 strong Global Business Services arm of Standard Charted Bank.

In addition to being the CEO for the City HR Association, Meena serves as a Non-executive Director at both CNWL NHS Foundation Trust and Origin Housing.  She is also a Trustee for the Community Schools, Multi Academy Trust and a Board Advisor for an HR publication based in Asia.   Meena is on the Inspire List (Trustees Unlimited) and has been recognised as one of the 100 Women to watch to be a FTSE 350 NED by Cranfield in 2021.

In addition to her Board work and CEO role, Meena recently founded The Careers Company a career development company focused on the career success of diverse employee groups.

Andrea Eccles

Senior Advisor

Andrea is a Senior Advisor to City HR, having stepped down as Chief Executive in August 2023. She joined the Board in 2007. Her background is in both business and people management. She spent 12 years in investment banking in various HR specialist and business partner roles, before founding an HCM consulting firm which was acquired by a PLC. She is the co-founder of the Guild of Human Resources. She lives with her family in West Sussex where she helps to run an Arts and Music Festival.

Sam Bailey

Operations & Events Manager

Sam joined City HR in 2005 and has over 15 years’ experience in HR related services.  She is responsible for event co-ordination as well as member liaison and management of the City HR office.  She is a busy mum to a 19 year old son.  Sam loves singing and is a member of a North London choir, performing at gigs regularly, including at the Edinburgh Fringe.  She is also a Blue Badge tourist guide.

Chloe Nash

HR Analyst

Chloe, HR Analyst joined City HR in August 2023 and has 7 years’ experience at the Financial Services Culture Board. She is responsible for providing analytic support and researching issues of interest to members. Chloe also assists with updating the City HR website, social channels, and databases. Chloe recently completed a Diploma in Makeup Artistry and is a proud animal lover with two Bengal cats.