The Big Interview

‘Ireland is still an extremely attractive place to do business’ – Laura Trimble, HSBC

Laura Trimble, the new chief executive of HSBC Ireland, talks about the challenging rental situation in Dublin, growing HSBC’s mid-market business and sustainability plans for the future

Laura Trimble, new chief executive of HSBC Ireland: ‘There is always going to be significant demand from multinationals to be based in Ireland.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

In brief

Name and role: Laura Trimble, chief executive, managing director and head of wholesale banking at HSBC Ireland

Lives: Ranelagh, Dublin

Age: 40

Family: Husband Andrew, children Amelia and Eleanor

My working day: Every day is different, but an ideal day would start with a run before everyone wakes up. With four of us getting ready for school and work it’s a little hectic, but usually there’s time to check emails and the morning’s ...