Independent specialist broker BMS Group announced that it has hired a new non-executive director.

James Morley was appointed in January 2011, subject to FSA approval, as non-executive director of BMS Associates Ltd and BMS Group Ltd.

He is a Chartered Accountant with an executive background spanning 30 years as Group Finance Director within a number of listed public companies, including various insurance companies. Over the last few years his business experience has been focused on Non Executive Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee positions within a number of PLCs.

CEO BMS Group, Carl Beardmore said: “I am delighted to welcome James to BMS. We have been searching for an additional non-executive director with specific financial experience to guide and challenge us. James fits the bill perfectly and I look forward to working with him.”

James said: “BMS is experiencing an exciting period of development and expansion, which I felt would be interesting to be a part of and to help guide the future success of the Group.”