Blue Umbrella Appoints Steve Tait to Board of Directors

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Blue Umbrella today announced that Steve Tait, former Head of Human Resources for HSBC in Asia Pacific, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Blue Umbrella, a leading RegTech provider of employment screening and due diligence research and technology, today announced that Steve Tait has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective April 1, 2017.

Mr. Tait, former Head of Human Resources for HSBC in Asia Pacific, brings a wealth of experience in human capital management in emerging markets.

“Steve Tait’s extensive career in human resource management in Asia makes him an incredible asset to Blue Umbrella’s Board of Directors,” said Allan Matheson, CEO and Managing Director of Blue Umbrella. “As we continue our growth providing cutting edge pre-employment screening research and disruptive technology to our global client base, Steve’s visionary business leadership will be invaluable to us.”

Steve Tait spent 27 years in progressively more senior Human Resource roles with HSBC in Asia Pacific. Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers (FICB), and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accredited by the International Coaching Federation. He is a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a past Governor of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, and a past Governor and Vice Chairman of the Canadian International School in Hong Kong. He was also non-executive director of Quam Limited, a listed financial institution in Hong Kong, for eight years ending in early 2017.

About Blue Umbrella:
Blue Umbrella is a leading provider of cutting-edge third party compliance and employment screening technologies. Combining research excellence with disruptive RegTech SaaS solutions, Blue Umbrella serves Fortune 500 companies, top tier investment banks, insurance companies, law firms and governments. With a global presence and a local focus, Blue Umbrella allows clients to increase the automation and efficiency of their internal processes while intimately understanding the backgrounds of their clients, third parties and employees. Learn more at

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