BMS Group Ltd., the London-based independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, announced the launch of a new affinity broking operation focused on Australia and New Zealand.
The team will be based in Melbourne and led by Shamus Breen, working closely with BMS global affinity practice leader Brian Gomes.
Breen joins from Marsh, where he most recently served as national manager for consumer affinity. He brings more than 20 years of experience to BMS, having progressed through a variety of roles at Marsh including national manager for specialty and national manager for motor.
“I am delighted to announce the launch of our Melbourne office, building on our existing wholesale and facilities broking offices in Sydney and Brisbane,” said David Battman, CEO of BMS International. (BMS is the UK broking arm of Minova Insurance).
“Globally, there is a growing market for our industry-leading online sales technology, which is serving us so well in Canada,” he added.
“By introducing this proven technology platform to Australia and New Zealand, using our new base in Melbourne, we are demonstrating our commitment to a market with significant growth potential. Shamus brings a wealth of industry knowledge and market contacts to the new BMS operation and we are convinced he will contribute significantly to the growth and development of our regional business,” Battman went on to say.
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