May 21st, 2020 Business News, New Hires, Press Releases

BMS bolsters energy team and expands Bermuda with three senior appointments

BMS Group (“BMS”), the independent specialist (re)insurance broker, today announced the appointments of Alison Schwab, Russell Williams and Robert Thomas to the energy division. Schwab and Williams will join alongside new arrival Thomas, following completion of their current contractual obligations in July and November, respectively. They will report to James Chicken, managing director of BMS Energy and Duncan Hayward, Head of Energy Casualty.

Schwab brings over 20 years’ experience in the US and London insurance market to BMS, with a focus on energy and utilities business. She joins from Marsh JLT Specialty, where she was most recently a senior vice president. Prior to Marsh JLT, Schwab held a series of senior positions at Alesco Risk Management Services in London as well as Wortham Insurance and Lockton Companies in the US between 2007 and 2019. Schwab began her insurance career at AIG in 2000.

Robert Thomas specialises in the thermal power and renewable energy fields, areas he has focussed on throughout his career, which began in 2008 at Price Forbes & Partners.

Thomas will be joined by Williams in July, who specialises in general casualty and energy liability within the Bermuda market. In the past, Williams had served as head of specialty at RK Harrison and was previously a managing director at JLT Specialty Bermuda. The hire of Williams continues the expansion of the BMS Bermuda market operations alongside George Bowring and Kian Wookey.

Chicken said: “We are determined to attract the best talent to BMS Energy to ensure we continue to excel for our clients in these challenging times and deliver a broad access to markets in London, Europe and Bermuda. People like Robbie, Russell and Alison, whose combinations of experience, specialist expertise and relationships, continue to strengthen our team’s offering for our retailers and Insureds. I am incredibly proud of our results so far but far more excited at what we can do from here, staying ahead of the changing needs of energy companies, with the skills, mentality and relationships to deliver outstanding results, in a challenging trading environment, across these sectors.”