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BMS makes trio of new hires for energy division launch

February 20, 2018

BMS Group has launched a new energy division with the appointment of three senior energy brokers.

James Chicken has been named managing director of the division, while Charlie Bowring takes on the role of chairman. Sebastian Graham joins as a director.

Chicken joins BMS following a 15-year career at Price Forbes, most recently a director leading the downstream energy, power and renewables practice. During his time at the broker, he developed and managed a global wholesale account heavily focussed on the US, but recently expanded the geographic footprint of the account beyond the region to the to EMEA and Asia Pacific markets.

Chicken is joined by fellow Price Forbes colleague Bowring, who served as a director since 2010. For the last two decades, Bowring has specialised in the downstream energy and power markets. He began his career as a broker with CT Bowring Reinsurance Brokers and has worked in London and New York with Marsh and was also a founder member of Agnew, Higgins & Pickering.

Meanwhile, Graham joins from Miller Insurance Services where he specialised in power & utilities, renewable energy, midstream and downstream energy.

The new division will report to BMS Group board director Ian Gormley and all three appointees will join upon completion of contractual obligations.

BMS Group CEO Nick Cook said: “The development of a new energy division led by some of the market’s leading practitioners is a strategic investment for BMS as we continue to achieve significant growth in our core markets in the US and internationally. We fully expect the division to expand in the relatively near term as we invest further to bring additional expertise on board for the benefit of our growing client base.”