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BMS builds Australia presence with senior hires from Gallagher

8th November 2018 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker BMS Group Limited has expanded its operations in Australia with the appointments of Stuart Davies as a Director and Samantha Ford as a Corporate Broker.

BMS logoDavies has 25 years’ experience in the UK and Australia re/insurance markets and joins BMS Australia from Gallagher, where he most recently served as State Manager for New South Wales.

He has also held senior roles at brokers Aon and JLT, and began his career as a sales executive at Hill House Hammond.

In his new role, Davies will specialise in all aspects of corporate risks, including D&O and PI, and will be responsible for advising on placements across key emerging risk areas such as cyber, litigation risk, warranty and indemnity insurance, and reputational risk.

Ford has 15 years’ experience in the Lloyd’s and Australian re/insurance markets and also joins BMS Australia from Gallagher, where she has held a variety of senior roles since arriving in 2008.

She began her career as an office administrator at Lloyd’s underwriting agency Booker International, before moving to Newline Group as syndicate administrator and later to Marsh’s Australian division as an assistant account executive.

Andrew Godden said: “At BMS we are always looking for the best and the brightest to join our team,” said Andrew Godden, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BMS Australia. “We are a different kind of broker, client-centric, flexible and innovative. Our employee-ownership model means that our brokers are engaged and singularly focused on delivering market-beating client outcomes.”

“Stuart and Samantha are fantastic additions to the team and will form part of our continuing strategic build-out in the region,” Godden continued. “I am therefore very pleased to welcome them to BMS Australia.”

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