AJG CEO announces departure

AJG CEO announces departure | Insurance Business

AJG CEO announces departure
The CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher will leave the business at the end of his current contract, it has been announced.

Andrew Godden, who has been CEO of the Australian operations of the international giant since 2010, will join BMS Group as CEO of Australia.

BMS is the UK-headquartered arm of Minova Insurance and has been building its presence in Australia and the Asia Pacific region over recent years. The appointment of Godden is set to help spur growth for the firm.

“BMS has been building its reputation in Australia and the wider Asia Pacific and I’m delighted that the entrepreneurial culture we have created has allowed us to attract an individual of Andrew Godden’s calibre,” Nick Cook, CEO of BMS, said.

In 2003, Godden co-founded Specialist Broking Associates, which was acquired by AJG in 2010. Godden also took the reins of the international brokerage.

BMS, which is both an insurance and reinsurance broker, has 12 global offices and is employee-owned.

Godden will be based in Sydney and will report directly to Cook. His position will take effect upon the expiration of his contractual obligations to AJG.

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