Stephen van Rooyen appointed to BGL Board
BGL Group, a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services, which owns brands including, affinity insurance provider Junction, and online life insurer, 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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