BGL announces management changes
by Brian Turner
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The BGL Group today announced two new appointments and a departure within its senior team.
Martin Overton has stepped down as Group Director Legal Services and leaves BGL in March. Martin joined the Group in 2006 as Director, Commercial and Corporate Services, and was promoted to Managing Director of ACM, BGL’s claims management arm, in 2008. He was appointed Group Director Legal Services in 2011.
David Downie has been appointed Group Director Legal Services. Since joining the Group in 2012 David has successfully established BGL’s new ‘Intermediated Businesses’ Pillar and driven significant growth. His breadth of experience prior to joining BGL positions him well to develop the ‘Legal Services’ Pillar which is enjoying significant growth through new contracts. It recently secured the claims management operation for RAC, as part of the motor contract renewal with Junction.
Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Junction, has been promoted to Group Director Intermediated Businesses. Peter joined the Group in January 2008 and has overseen Junction’s continued success as the UK’s leading insurance partnerships business, with more than 1.8 million customers managed on behalf of partner brands. In his new role, Peter oversees the business areas responsible for delivering insurance products to consumers. These include ‘in-house’ brand business Frontline, partnerships business Junction, Bennetts, Fusion contact centres, Product and Panel Development and Pricing.
Matthew Donaldson, Chief Operating Officer of the BGL Group, said: “Although David has only been with the Group for a year, he has done much to establish the new Intermediated Businesses Pillar and his expertise will be equally important in leading Legal Services. It is particularly pleasing for me personally to see Peter’s contribution rewarded through promotion. I am certain these new appointments will play an important part in achieving our ambitious plans for the future. I would like to thank Martin Overton for his significant contribution to the Group over the last six years and wish him well for the future.”
The BGL Group consists of four ‘pillars’: Intermediated Businesses, Legal Services, Brand-Led Businesses and comparethemarket.com.