– UK, Milton Keynes – Personal Group Holdings Plc (AIM: PGH), a leading provider of employee benefits, and employee related insurance products in the UK, is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Rees to the Board as a non-executive Director, subject to FCA approval.
Deborah is a Reward and Performance expert. She has led multiple global projects in pay structure, variable pay design, total reward, performance management and reward strategy with clients ranging from SMEs to very large multinationals. Deborah is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD as well as a member of the Institute of Directors. She is a regular speaker at CIPD and Reward conferences as well as on BBC News and radio, contributing to research published in ‘People Management’ and other media on HR strategy, organisation design and remuneration issues. Deborah has written chapters which have been published in ‘The Compensation Handbook’ on ‘Rewarding Talent’ (McGraw Hill May 2014). She has a mixed background in consultancy and line management, working for both Marks and Spencer plc and Nationwide Building Society before joining Towers Perrin in 2000. Deborah co-founded Innecto in 2002, a specialist consulting organisation working with a range of different sector clients.
Deborah’s appointment follows the departure of Harry Driver, announced 7 November 2014.
Mark Scanlon, Chief Executive of Personal Group, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Deborah to the Board; her knowledge of the Reward and Performance sector and her extensive business experience will be extremely beneficial to the Group. We are looking forward to Deborah’s input to the Group’s strategy going forward.”
With a 30 year track record of looking after its customers’ employees, Personal Group Holdings Plc (AIM: PGH) is a leading provider of employee benefits and employee related insurance products, offering benefits programmes to over 2 million employees across the UK.
Personal Group’s innovative approach to using technology to deliver its programmes, combined with its face-to-face method of communicating with employees, makes its offering compelling to blue chip clients across the UK as a way of attracting, retaining and motivating employees. Personal Group’s benefits offer employees an effective way of making their pay-packet stretch further. The Group tailors its packages to include insurance products such as hospital and convalescence plans, death benefit and income protection plans, as well as lifestyle benefits such as holiday and retail discounts, health and wellbeing benefits and a range of tax efficient benefits.
In March 2014, the Group acquired Lets Connect, a leader in the home technology salary sacrifice market which focuses on large enterprises in the private and public sector.
Personal Group has a strong client base across a range of sectors including transport, where it works with the likes of Network Rail and Stagecoach, healthcare, where clients include Priory Group and Spire Healthcare and logistics, with companies such as TNT Express. The Group also has a strong presence in food manufacturing and service and clients include 2 Sisters Food Group and Young’s Seafood.
With over 550 clients the Group has grown considerably and provides engaging and effective benefits packages across a breadth of sectors.
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