Ted Hodgkinson has joined insurance and reinsurance broker BMS from WTW as its new Executive Chairman for Asia, where he will play a key part in bolstering the company’s geographic reach within the region and promote a collaborative and client-centred approach.
Hodgkinson joins BMS in late November 2022 after more than four years with brokerage WTW, where he most recently served as Head of Hong Kong and Macau, as well as Head of Corporate Risk and Broking.
In this role with WTW, he built upon three decades of experience across the Asia Pacific in a diverse range of roles and functions including client management, business restructuring, and M&A.
His career started in 1992 at Hogg Robinson in London, before moving to Bain Hogg in Sydney, and later to re/insurance broker Aon. During his time with Aon, Hodgkinson held numerous senior roles, including Executive Vice President and Chief Broking Officer.
In 2012, he moved to reinsurance giant Swiss Re as Head of Corporate Solutions, Asia Pacific.
BMS Asia Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sandra Lee, commented: “With a first class understanding of markets across the region, Ted’s appointment is highly important to BMS as we continue to expand our products and geographic reach. Ted will help BMS in Asia expand into additional specialisms, potentially extending our expertise to reinsurance, renewable energy, marine, financial lines and capital markets.
“Ted will bring with him a wealth of knowledge which will be essential for BMS to grow at pace, and I’m delighted he will be joining us.”
Nick Cook, BMS Group CEO, added: “Asia is a crucial market and we continue to look to invest in the region through organic growth and acquisitions. Our expansion plans are always driven by outstanding talent and so we are very pleased to have Ted on board to work with Sandra and help her lead the continued build out of BMS in Asia.”