17 September 2015 Insurance

BMS Group poaches JLT Specialty partners

Re/insurance broker BMS Group has appointed Mark Lawson and Daniel Chamberlain as directors of North American property.

They join from JLT Specialty where, as senior partners they led the North American property business.

Prior to JLT, Lawson was a partner at Newman Martin and Buchan, where he set up and led the property and casualty team.

Chamberlain also worked at Newman Martin and Buchan specialising in complex property risks over a broad range of industries.

Both will report to Ian Gormley, managing director of BMS Risk Solutions.

Nick Cook, chief executive officer (CEO) of BMS Group, said: “I’m very pleased to welcome Mark and Dan to BMS. The breadth of their experience and contacts in the US property sector will open up a substantial new client base for BMS.

“Owing to the ongoing changes within the independent broking sector, we see significant opportunity to strengthen our North American retail business as part of our growth strategy. Mark and Dan’s expertise will play a key role in enhancing and accelerating our strategic development in the sector.”

Lawson added: “BMS already has a reputation for providing independent brokers with a platform to build leading portfolios of business, within a culture that puts the client at the heart of its operations. I look forward to building on this reputation and contributing to BMS’ position as one of the market’s top independent brokers.”

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