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  • Writer's pictureDaisy Durling-Goode

Hi appoints payroll and HR heavyweight Eira Hammond

The payroll and HR specialist joins Hi55 Ventures as Head of Payroll, to drive Hi’s mission to transform the way employees are paid

Eira Hammond, the payroll and HR specialist, has been appointed as the new Head of Payroll at Hi55 Ventures, an innovative FinTech that helps companies unlock fast, affordable working capital and pay employees more flexibly.

In her new capacity, Eira will lead the strategic direction for Hi’s payroll product; from managing operational processes to onboarding customers and ensuring their compliance with payroll legislation. Eira’s extensive knowledge of the payroll industry and software will also support the team’s sales and technology development efforts.

Throughout her career, Eira has successfully led transformational payroll and HR projects for major blue-chip customers, including a US operation of a FTSE 100 company. Eira has also held senior payroll positions at BT, Mouchel and Hewitt/Cyborg.

Eira chaired the board of directors at the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) and was one of the first to be awarded CIPP Chartered Member status in 2018.  She been a Tutor for the CIPP Foundation Degree in Payroll Management since 2003 and was recently mentioned by Reward Strategy as one of the most influential and dedicated leaders of the HR industry.

Eira Hammond said: “I am thrilled to be joining Hi55 Ventures to reinvent payroll and give employees access to their money as they earn it; it’s a challenging time for the payroll industry and I’m excited to be a key part in making change happen.”

“We are finally moving away from monthly pay and providing a benefit for both employers and employees. With research showing 94% of employees worry about money and 77% saying how this affects their work, the flexibility Hi offers will improve employee wellbeing and financial resilience by putting employees in charge of their earnings.”

David Brown, founder and CEO of Hi55 Ventures said: “We are very pleased Eira is joining us. She brings unrivalled experience in implementing large scale HR and payroll transformation projects.

This is a very exciting time for Hi, and Eira will play a leading role in our payroll product development and payroll innovation. Her appointment cements our vision to be the pioneers who will change the industry for the better by giving people free access to their own pay when they need it.”

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