Angela Van Den Bogerd: from HR executive to ITV drama character

Angela Van Den Bogerd, a seasoned HR executive and MCIPD and MBA holder, has caught public attention following her portrayal by in a new ITV drama series. Angela is known for her leadership roles within various large, unionised, regulated, multi-site UK organisations and SMEs. She has demonstrated her ability to strategically manage people and improve organisational effectiveness in both boardroom and frontline environments.

Angela’s leadership style fosters a vibrant, collaborative, and engaging environment that allows individuals to perform at their peak. Her corporate experience spans transformational change, customer service, operations, commercial activities, HR shared services, crisis management, and project management. She is known for motivating her teams to adopt new working practices, resulting in superior service and sustainable business outcomes.

Angela’s academic qualifications include an MBA awarded in 2001 by the University of Glamorgan and MCIPD certification in 2013. In 2017, she obtained a Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring certificate from the City & Guilds of London Institute.

As for her marital status, Angela Van Den Bogerd has remained tight-lipped, keeping her personal life away from the public’s scrutiny. It is currently unknown if she is married.

Angela’s extensive experience includes her tenure as the Head of People at the Football Association of Wales from December 2020 to March 2021. She played a pivotal role on the executive team, offering strategic counsel to the board and implementing professional HR services. In her role, she created a comprehensive people strategy that aligned with the business strategy to support the organisation’s strategic objectives.

In addition to her executive roles, Angela Van Den Bogerd has significant experience as a Non-Executive Director (NED). She served as the Board Vice Chair and Chair of the HR & Remuneration Committee at the Family Housing Association (Wales) from July 2018 to February 2021. Here, she played an influential role in setting strategic goals for the association, ensuring good governance and risk management, and meeting obligations to its associates.

Angela’s career history is further enriched by her 25-year tenure at Post Office Ltd, during which she held several positions, including People & Change Director, Head of Partnerships, Business Improvement Director, Director of Support Services, and Head of Network Services. Throughout her career, Angela has consistently showcased her proficiency in people management, organisational effectiveness, and strategic leadership across various sectors in the UK.

As a private individual, Angela Van Den Bogerd has chosen to keep information about her relationships or romantic affairs confidential. She is currently in the spotlight due to the Post Office scandal hearings where she served as the head of partnerships and later the business improvement director in 2018. She faced criticism from the judge, Rt Hon Justice Fraser during these proceedings, who accused her of not being forthright in her testimony and of obscuring matters.

Angela left the Post Office in 2020 and later assumed the role of Head of People at the Football Association of Wales. Her appointment, however, sparked controversy and led to a vote of no confidence in the association’s chief executive, Jonathan Ford. Following Ford’s exit, Angela left her position in March 2021, mere months after her appointment.