Specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, BMS Group Limited, has named John Hoare Managing Director (MD) of its BMS Harris & Dixon Marine subsidiary, effective immediately.
Hoare replaces Tony Pryce, who is set to remain as Chairman of the company, and the pair will work together on the development and expansion of the BMS specialty marine unit.
Hoare brings 32 years of marine industry experience to the role, and most recently served as International Marine Director at H. W. Wood Limited. He began his career in the insurance industry at Sedgwick in 1985.
Commenting on his new role, Hoare said; “BMS Harris & Dixon Marine has an unparalleled reputation in the marine market and has gone from strength to strength in recent years since its integration into the BMS Group. With ambitious plans and an expanding portfolio, BMS Harris & Dixon Marine will be an absolute pleasure to lead. I am delighted to be joining BMS Harris & Dixon Marine and working with as experienced a figure as Tony.”
Pryce added; “John’s appointment comes at a vital moment for BMS Harris & Dixon Marine. We have been steadily growing our book of business, and John will play a crucial role in the continued build-out of our capabilities. It has been a privilege to lead the BMS Harris & Dixon Marine division for almost thirty years, and it is now time for an orderly and managed transition to a new generation of leadership. John embodies the values of client service we hold so dear at BMS, and I therefore look forward to working with him to ensure the continued success of the business.”