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BGL Group, a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services, today announces that after 20 years with the company, and seven years as Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Donaldson will step down from the Board and leave the business on 19 June 2020.

Matthew will be succeeded by Mark Bailie, who, subject to regulatory approval, will join BGL on 1 September 2020.

Mark has spent ten years at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and joined the RBS Group Executive in 2015. He became Chief Operating Officer in 2016 and was, until recently, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bó, its digital banking app. Before joining RBS, Mark spent a decade in private equity, leading large-scale buyouts and prior to that he worked for PwC for five years, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Until September, Dominic Platt, Chief Finance Officer will be Interim Chief Executive Officer and will lead the business on a day-to-day basis.


The leading provider of services and technology solutions to the global insurance market, has today announced the appointment of Rob Brown as Group Chief Executive Officer. For over three decades, Brown has been a transformative leader responsible for steering large global insurance businesses to achieve excellent performance in terms of both client outcomes and financial results.

In his previous role as CEO of AXA Global Corporate Solutions, Brown was responsible for 1500 employees globally over a 4-year period. During his tenure, he successfully led the team of the Corporate Solutions business to expand their product solutions and their client base.

Edward Creasy, Chairman of Charles Taylor commented, “We are delighted to welcome Rob to Charles Taylor. He is a highly regarded CEO with impressive insurance experience at the board and executive level within major insurance market organisations and an outstanding leader of people.  Above all he is a great cultural fit for our organization having also spent time in multiple markets around the world in people-focused businesses.”


The team at HI Commercial welcomes experienced Commercial Account Handler, Mike Ratcliffe, whose appointment affirms expansion plans.
Mike’s career began with Norwich Union claims investigations in the early 80s and transferred into broking in 2003.
Throughout his career Mike has looked after a variety of businesses from agriculture and fish merchants to large manufacturers, haulage and engineering firms whose premiums are valued between £25,000-£100,000.
Mike says: “The commercial insurance profession is heading down the call-centre route, taking large firms out of our city to other parts of the UK. HI Commercial appealed to me as the Directors, Luke Byron and Richard Medforth, understand the value of retaining that personal service – local people supporting local businesses.”
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