BMS Group (“BMS”), the independent specialist (re)insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Jeff Irvan as chief property officer, US reinsurance, reporting to BMS US reinsurance president Pete Chandler. The appointment is effective immediately.

Irvan is the latest in a series of senior hires in BMS’s US reinsurance division, which include US reinsurance president Pete Chandler and chief strategy officer Gregg Holtmeier, as the company continues its expansion drive.

Irvan joins BMS with more than twenty years’ experience in property reinsurance broking, having first started his career in 1997 at Sedgwick Re. In 1998, he moved to Willis Re, where he has held a number of leadership roles over the course of the past twenty years and has focussed on property E&S. Most recently, he led Willis Re’s Atlanta office.

Korducki said: “With the recent completion of a significant long-term investment in BMS by BCI and PCP, we are well placed to take advantage of the current market to significantly expand our reinsurance practice. Combined with our market-leading analytics capabilities, the growing talent within our team means we our poised to become the leading independent reinsurance broker in North America. I would therefore like to welcome Jeff to BMS.”

Irvan added: “BMS’s culture of client service and analytical excellence distinguishes it from the rest of the market and I am excited to be part of the next phase of the company’s expansion.”