Stephen van Rooyen appointed to BGL Board
BGL Group, a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services, which owns brands including comparethemarket.com, affinity insurance provider Junction, LesFurets.com and online life insurer BeagleStreet.com, announces the appointment of Stephen van Rooyen as Non-Executive Director.
Stephen has extensive digital, marketing and operational experience at some of the UK’s largest media companies, in both executive and non-executive roles. He is currently Chief Executive of Sky, UK and Ireland, a position he took up in 2016 following a decade with the company. During this time, he held positions as Chief Marketing and Digital Officer; Managing Director: Sales, Marketing and Brand; and Director of Product Management and Product Marketing.
Prior to his time at Sky, Stephen’s posts included Director of Strategy and Planning at ntl:telewest and Director of Business Development at News International. From 2013 to 2016 he also served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Johnston Press.
Peter Winslow, Chairman, BGL Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Stephen to the BGL Board. He has a deep understanding of how to build digital propositions which appeal to customers and his executive experience at one of the UK’s best-known consumer brands will help us further enhance our core capabilities in digital, data and marketing. I look forward to working with Stephen and the rest of the Board as we continue to build BGL Group’s position as one of the UK’s leading digital financial services firms.”
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