Former Hastings Group CFO, Richard Hoskins, joins as Independent Non-Executive Director.
BGL Group, a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services, has announced the appointment of Richard Hoskins as Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. Subject to regulatory approval, Richard joins the BGL (Holdings) Board in January 2020 and takes over the role of Chair of Audit from Seamus Keating, who will continue to serve as an Independent Non-Executive Director and as Non-Executive Chair of BGL’s Insurance, Distribution and Outsourcing (IDO) business.
Richard was Group CFO and an Executive Board Director at FTSE 250 insurer, Hastings Group plc, until his retirement in May 2019. Prior to his time with Hastings, Richard has held multiple senior executive positions. These include CFO of AIG’s Global Commercial Insurance business, CEO of Aviva North America, where he was also a member of the Aviva Group Executive Team, CFO of Old Mutual US and Acting Group FD at Old Mutual.
Richard is currently a Non-Executive Director of Aztec Group Limited. He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies from Sheffield University and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Following the acquisition of Sky by Comcast, Stephen Van Rooyen, Chief Executive of Sky UK and Ireland will be taking on additional executive responsibilities and as a result, will step down from his role as Independent Non-Executive Director of BGL at the end of December.
Debbie Hewitt MBE, Chair of the BGL Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to the BGL Board. His extensive experience in insurance, finance and other sectors, here in the UK and overseas, will further strengthen the Board and we very much look forward to working with him.
“I would also like to thank Stephen Van Rooyen for his contribution since joining the BGL Board in 2017. His advice and guidance, particularly around strategic marketing, has been invaluable and we wish him the best of luck with his increasing international remit.”
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