UK outsourcing specialist, the Sigma Financial Group, has announced the appointment of Jo Regan-Iles as Group People Officer to support the firm’s growth plans both in the UK and abroad.

The HR specialist, who previously held senior HR roles at Sitel Group, Ttec and global business service provider, Teleperformance, will be responsible for the company’s HR strategy in the UK and across its South African business in Cape Town. She will report to Group CEO, Gary Gilburd.

Chief Executive of the Sigma Financial Group, Gary Gilburd said: “Jo is a first-class addition and has outstanding track record and reputation in her specialist area.

“More than anything, she brings the skills, leadership qualities and energy we need for the future.”

“We are coming off the back of our most successful year in terms of growth and revenue and recently announced our plans to grow further over the next five years in the UK, South Africa, and into the American, Asian and European markets. Jo’s appointment will be vital to us achieving that strategy.”

Mr Gilburd added that Sigma will add further to its leadership team this autumn with the appointment of a new director of financial services amongst other senior hires.

In 2015 Sigma was acquired by South Africa-based business process outsourcing firm, the Digicall Group.

By Lisa Baker, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Lisa Baker is the owner of Need to See it Publishing Group, providing contract news for business and news sites across the UK. Lisa is an experienced HR writer and commentator, editing HR publications for more than 5 years.