IG Group appoints chief people officer

Financial technology firm IG Group has appointed Barbara Duffy as chief people officer.

The online trading platform provider, which has 2,342 employees, said Duffy would join its executive committee and report to global chief executive June Felix.

Duffy previously worked as group HR director for wealth management adviser St James’s Place.

She has also had stints at energy giants RWE Group and Centrica Group as well as working with private equity firms and entrepreneurs.

IG Group described her as a “business leader with considerable experience in strategic HR, leadership development, business growth and transformation”.

Duffy, who will be based in London, said: “IG is in a significant period of growth as part of its global diversification strategy, and it was a huge attraction for me to join this dynamic, forward-thinking team now.

“As the company continues to implement its strategic vision, I am thrilled to be in a role where I can help optimise partnerships and the talents of our people to help achieve our market-leading ambitions.”

Felix said Duffy’s key strengths were “leading people related-change” and “developing the organisation-wide capabilities needed to execute strategy”.

She added: “We are pleased to have her join us during a time of considerable expansion and implementation of our business goals. Having the right strategy and support for IG employees is crucial, as our people are the heart of how we achieve our vision.”