Jonathon Brown appointed CEO of Compare the Market
BGL Group has today announced the appointment of Jonathon Brown as Chief Executive Officer for its UK comparison business, Compare the Market.
Jonathon will join BGL on 23 October from PhotoBox, where he is currently Chief Operating Officer. He has spent the last three years leading the strategic, commercial, marketing and organisational transformation of the Group, working across the brand portfolio of PhotoBox, Moonpig, Hofmann, posterXXL and the recently acquired Dutch cards and gifts business, Greetz.
Matthew Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer, BGL Group, said: “Jonathon brings with him a wealth of experience in leading digital businesses and has a strong background in strategy, commercial and marketing. I know he will do a fantastic job in leading the Compare the Market team as it delivers the ambitious strategy we’ve set. His strong e-commerce and customer focus make him a perfect fit for the division and for BGL more widely.”
Speaking about his appointment, Jonathon Brown said: “I’m excited to join such an outstanding team, at a brilliant time in the company’s development. Compare the Market saved customers over £1bn over the last financial year. With Meerkat Meals and Meerkat Movies being the strongest rewards proposition in the price comparison marketplace, and the ambitious plans for future growth across the whole product range, the sky’s the limit. I can’t wait to get started.”
Jonathon will report to BGL Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Donaldson, and be a member of BGL’s Group Executive Committee.
BGL Group is a leading digital distributor of financial services, operating across two divisions: price comparison and Insurance, Distribution and Outsourcing.

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