Peter Thompson

Chief Executive Officer, BGL Insurance

Peter became Group Director in 2013, initially for Intermediated Businesses with his remit subsequently widening to include Legal Services. In 2016, our Legal Services business was sold and the division was renamed Insurance, Distribution and Outsourcing (IDO).

IDO includes Junction, BGL’s affinity business; life insurer Beagle Street; BGL’s own brand motor and home insurance businesses Budget and Dial Direct; and our customer engagement centres which are based in Peterborough, Sunderland and Wakefield.

Peter joined BGL back in 2008 as Managing Director of Junction. Under his leadership, the business became the most successful affinity outsourcing intermediary in the UK with a customer base in excess of 2 million.

Prior to this he spent 21 years in the UK insurance industry in both commercial and personal lines, including at Royal and SunAlliance where he was responsible for non-motor personal lines corporate partnerships, and HBOS where he was initially Head of Commercial Insurance and subsequently Managing Director of Partnerships. During his time at HBOS he served on the General Insurance Management Board and undertook a number of non-executive posts.

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