Junction, BGL Group’s insurance partnerships business, today announced the appointment of David Knowles as IT and Change Director.
David joins the team from Tesco.com where he was Head of Delivery, responsible for all mobile delivery within the group, including UK and International mobile enabled sites, as well as tablet and smartphone apps. He was also responsible for the delivery of a group-wide service platform, and managed the integration of Blinkbox into the group post acquisition. He was previously Head of Development at Play.com, responsible for all delivery teams and all software within the Group, as well as several years with the Norwich and Peterborough Building Society. David has a strong record of successful delivery in a wide variety of industries, and brings with him a wealth of experience in the technology and commercial delivery arena.
David’s position is a newly-created one, following on from the creation of a dedicated IT team within Junction. IT support had previously existed at a BGL Group level.
Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Junction, said: “IT and change management are absolutely vital ingredients in the success of our partnerships. We have an excellent track record in both. We manage around 500 changes every year for our partners, from changes to policy information to full scale implementations, and I consider this one of our core areas of excellence. It was a natural move to integrate the IT function into the Junction team and I am certain that David’s experience and leadership in this area will take us to new heights.”