Major employer in Peterborough names new HR boss

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Peterborough financial services provider, the BGL Group, has appointed a new director of human resources.

The company, of Orton Southgate, has named Chris Shepherd as its new group HR director.

He joins the firm, which employs 1,700 people in Peterborough and 3,300 people in Europe, from information consultancy Kantar.

Mr Shepherd, who lives in Oakham, has also been group HR director at technology firm, Edwards, and worked for Mars in Italy and China.

He said: “I am excited to be joining a growing company like BGL. People are key to our success.”

BGL chief executive Matthew Donaldson said: “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.”