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BMS adds three to energy division

21st May 2020 - Author: Luke Gallin

BMS Group, the specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, has announced the additions of Alison Schwab, Russell Williams, and Robert Thomas to its energy division.

bms-logoSchwab and Williams will join alongside Thomas after the completion of their contractual obligations in July and November, respectively. The trio will report to James Chicken, Managing Director of BMS Energy and Duncan Hayward, Head of Energy Casualty.

Schwab brings more than two decades of industry experience in the U.S. and London insurance market to BMS, joining from Marsh JLT Specialty, where she most recently served as a Senior Vice President. Prior to Marsh JLT Specialty, she held numerous senior roles at Alesco Risk Management Services in London as well as Wortham Insurance and Lockton Companies in the US between 2007 and 2019.

Thomas has a specialist focus in the thermal power and renewable energy sectors, an area he has focused on throughout his career, which started at Price Forbes & Partners in 2008.

Williams has a specialist focus in general casualty and energy liability in the Bermuda marketplace, and has previously served as Head of Specialty at RK Harrison and was previously a managing director at JLT Specialty Bermuda.

Commenting on the appointments, Chicken said: “We are determined to attract the best talent to BMS Energy to ensure we continue to excel for our clients in these challenging times and deliver a broad access to markets in London, Europe and Bermuda. People like Robbie, Russell and Alison, whose combinations of experience, specialist expertise and relationships, continue to strengthen our team’s offering for our retailers and Insureds.

“I am incredibly proud of our results so far but far more excited at what we can do from here, staying ahead of the changing needs of energy companies, with the skills, mentality and relationships to deliver outstanding results, in a challenging trading environment, across these sectors.”

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