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BMS expands energy team with three senior hires

May 22, 2020

Independent specialist (re)insurance broker BMS Group has announced a trio of appointments including Alison Schwab, Russell Williams and Robert Thomas to the energy division.

Schwab and Williams will join alongside 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 and joins the firm from Marsh JLT Specialty, where she most recently served as a senior vice president. Prior that that, she held several senior roles at Alesco Risk Management Services in London as well as Wortham Insurance and Lockton Companies in the US between 2007 and 2019.

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

Williams will join the business in July and specialises in general casualty and energy liability within the Bermuda market. He has previously served as head of specialty at RK Harrison and prior to that, held the position as managing director at JLT Specialty Bermuda.

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.”