Chris Shepherd joins BGL as Group HR Director
Peterborough-based major financial services provider has appointed Chris Shepherd as its new Group HR Director. 
At Kantar – one of the world’s largest information and insight consultancies with more than 27,000 employees worldwide – Chris was Chief HR Officer. Prior to this he was Group HR Director at technology company, Edwards, and before that worked for Mars in Italy, China, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Speaking about his appointment, Chris said: “I am excited to be joining a growing company like BGL. People are key to our success and I’m looking forward to working with the team to make sure we attract and retain the best talent, as well as develop our people to be the best they can be, and keep them engaged with the business.”

BGL’s Chief Executive Matthew Donaldson said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Chris to the team. His global insight and previous experience working in major multi-national organisations is a perfect fit for us as we grow BGL. His experience in data-led and digital environments and solid executive background, make him a very strong addition to our Executive Board.”

Chris and his family live near Oakham in Rutland. BGL has people based in Peterborough, Sunderland, York, Wakefield, London, Paris and the Netherlands. Chris will take overall responsibility for HR for the whole Group.
 

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