BMS boosts Australian financial lines business with senior appointment

New leader specialises in traditional financial lines and professional insurance classes

BMS boosts Australian financial lines business with senior appointment

Insurance News

By Roxanne Libatique

BMS, an independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, has strengthened its financial lines business in Australia by appointing Andrew McKenzie as the Northern Region manager of financial lines – effective on September 01, 2021.

McKenzie joins BMS Australia from Aon, where he most recently served as the director of specialties. He also led Aon's Financial Services Group (FSG). Before his 19 years at Aon, he served as the specialty insurance leader at Marsh for eight years.

With over 25 years of experience in the insurance sector, McKenzie brings to BMS Australia a wealth of industry knowledge about risks facing financial institutions, professional service providers, and the board rooms of corporate Australia.

In addition to specialising in the traditional financial lines and professional insurance classes, McKenzie has focused heavily on providing solutions and products for emerging global risks – such as cyber and workplace health and safety – to protect organisations, their executives, and their people. 

BMS Australia chief executive officer Andrew Godden stated that the latest appointment is part of BMS's goal to grow its business in Australia.

“[McKenzie's] extensive knowledge of financial lines and professional insurance classes makes him an extremely valuable addition to our team, and we are proud to be able to attract such exceptional talent,” said Godden.

“He has a demonstrable track record of leading high performing teams, achieving great results for clients and navigating through the complex insurance market cycles. We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the team. His significant experience will be an important asset as we continue our build out in the region.”

Based in Brisbane, McKenzie will report to Stuart Davies, the head of financial lines at BMS Australia. 

McKenzie commented: “I believe deeply in the value of building collaborative client relationships based on trust, reliability, quality, and consistency, making the BMS Australia team a natural fit due to their market-leading expertise and client-centric approach.

“The BMS Australia team has seen extraordinary growth over the past few years, and I look forward to helping them as they continue to expand.”

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