BGL Group to target top executive talent with new appointment

PETERBOROUGH-based BGL Group, one of the UK’s leading personal lines insurance groups, has expanded its HR leadership team with the appointment of a new associate director for executive recruitment. Shelley Simone will manage the executive attraction strategy and will be responsible for ensuring BGL continues to attract top quality leaders as the business moves forward with its growth drive.

Shelley Simone has broad experience in HR, both in the UK and internationally. Blending a corporate HR career for a variety of global organisations and, more recently, early stage companies, Shelley’s career has spanned consumer, technology and high tech manufacturing businesses. Shelley has led culture change initiatives, M&A projects and has partnered with business leaders to align people performance with business goals. Prior to joining BGL Group, Shelley spent five years as a Director of Sheridan Evans Executive Search where she managed the talent pipelines for the mobile industry.

Matthew Donaldson, chief operating officer at BGL Group said, “At BGL Group we are fortunate to have a highly expert and proactive executive team, but as we move forward with our five year growth strategy it’s key that we continue to attract the industry’s finest. Exceptional people are the drivers of BGL Group’s ongoing success, and with her extensive talent management experience, Shelley Simone will play a vital role in strengthening our leadership even further.”

Shelley Simone said, “Talent is the engine of any business and I have joined BGL to implement innovative solutions to source and engage exceptional talent. BGL is passionate about building high-impact initiatives and is in a period of exciting growth, so I am looking forward to partnering with business leaders and talent management professionals in the design, development and implementation of leading edge candidate journeys.”

If you are interested in finding out more about executive careers at BGL Group, please see for more information.