Thomsons Online Benefits (Thomsons) has appointed Andrew Bradshaw as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Bradshaw joins the company following its recent investment from US private equity firm ABRY, as it drives forward plans for global growth. He is tasked with sharpening Thomsons’ global delivery capabilities and enhancing scalable business processes.

Prior to his appointment, Bradshaw was president for Europe and ANZ at SHL Group the leading global talent measurement specialists. He has extensive experience across business sectors including HR, technology and software-as-a-service and will join the executive management team at Thomsons. Previous roles at Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Sophos provide Bradshaw with large enterprise experience applicable to Thomsons as it scales.

Michael Whitfield, CEO of Thomsons Online Benefits said: “Andrew brings fresh passion and ambition to this role, qualities which reflect the growth strategy of Thomsons. His previous experience with private equity firms and his proven capabilities provide added bandwidth to the existing executive management team, allowing the team to focus, play to strengths and serve Thomsons to the best of its abilities.”

Bradshaw added: “The reward market is an exciting space in today’s climate. Thomsons is already the major player in the UK and is in a position to start maximising global opportunities. By entering the company at this stage, I now have the chance to help it meet this potential and to grow both organically and consider M&A opportunities with intent.

Having had a number of potential opportunities, it was Thomson’s strong company culture and high energy that attracted me. Everyone within the company is extremely driven and I have a strong belief that I will be able to make a real difference here.”