NGA UK & Ireland announces new CEO appointment

18 July 2018

NGA UK & Ireland, the number one provider of payroll and HR software and services in the United Kingdom and Ireland, announces that it has appointed John Petter as CEO, replacing Jonathan Legdon, with immediate effect.

Jonathan Legdon has been with NGA UK & Ireland for 16 years and has held several key, senior roles within the Group.  He was President of the UK and Ireland businesses and subsequently became CEO in 2018 following Bain Capital’s acquisition of NGA UK & Ireland in 2017. He is stepping down to pursue roles outside of NGA UK & Ireland.

John Petter has a wealth of experience, having been a key leader at BT over the last 13 years, with four years as Chief Executive of the BT Group Consumer business.

“We are very excited to welcome John Petter as the new CEO of NGA UK & Ireland. His appointment reflects the growing scale and ambition of NGA UK. His wealth of experience, most recently at BT Group, will support NGA UK & Ireland achieve its growth and transformation objectives,” said Christophe Jacobs van Merlen, a Managing Director of Bain Capital.

“We look forward to partnering with John and the broader management team to help them focus on various growth opportunities, including acquisitions. We thank Jonathan Legdon for his contribution and wish him well for the future.”