BMS Group Limited (“BMS”), the independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces the appointment of Kristina Juul and Richard Force as divisional directors in BMS’s growing energy division. Both will report to James Chicken, newly-appointed managing director, energy, who joins BMS in August, following completion of contractual obligations.

Kristina Juul will work closely with Charles Bowring, chairman of energy at BMS, on the servicing and placement of energy liability accounts once Bowring is in post, also following completion of contractual obligations. She joins BMS from i4Intelligence Limited, where she provided advice on the insurance market to H5, an AI and data analytics service. Prior to that, she was vice president in the Global Energy division and leader of the energy liability team at Lockton. She joined Lockton from Alesco, where she was an energy broker and risk analyst.

Richard Force joins from Price Forbes, where he served for 14 years, most recently as senior account executive in the energy division. He will provide senior technical resource to the downstream property team at BMS, as well as placing renewable energy business.

Ian Gormley, director of BMS Group said:

“The establishment of an energy division is a key plank of our growth strategy at BMS. We have identified substantial opportunities in the sector, as demand from clients grows for a broker that will provide sharp, tailored and focused solutions to the risks they face. We are assembling a growing team of recognised market leaders as part of our expansion into the energy sector, and I am delighted that such high-calibre individuals as Kristina and Richard will form part of our expert team. I would therefore like to welcome them to BMS.”