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Bruce Stanford & Audrey Stewart join Thomsons Online Benefits

Bruce Stanford has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, and Audrey Stewart as HR Director, at Thomsons Online Benefits, the market leader in flexible benefits and benefit administration

Bruce Stanford has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, and Audrey Stewart as HR Director, at Thomsons Online Benefits, the market leader in flexible benefits and benefit administration.


Bruce will take overall responsibility for the operational delivery of Thomsons’ business, overseeing the Client Projects and Ongoing Delivery teams. Previously Bruce worked for over 25 years at BT in a number of different roles including, Managing Director Major Programmes within BT’s Wholesale (B2B) Division, and Director of Broadband where he launched and implemented Broadband across the whole of the UK.


Audrey Stewart takes responsibility for the HR strategy for Thomsons’ global workforce. Until 2009 Audrey was the HR Director of Betfair, one of the fastest growing businesses in UK.


Michael Whitfield, Chief Executive Officer of Thomsons comments: “We are delighted to announce that both Bruce and Audrey have joined our senior management team. As we enter our tenth year of incredible growth we have established ourselves as the largest player in the flexible benefits and benefit administration market. As we embark on the next phase of our journey, we are ensuring that we have the talent that we need within Thomsons to truly drive home our competitive advantage.”


Bruce Stanford comments: “I am delighted to be joining Thomsons Online Benefits at such a pivotal stage in their growth, and look forward to working closely with the team and Thomsons’ clients to continue to deliver a truly exceptional service”.


Audrey Stewart observes “Having experienced Thomsons Online Benefits on the client side, I was keen to help create Thomsons as a world class employer in its own right, and ensure that there is the right people strategy in place to support the continued future development of the business.”