BMS appoints Daniel Leahy as cyber practice co-leader

BMS appoints Daniel Leahy as cyber practice co-leader 150 150 Haggie Partners

BMS, the independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces the appointment of Daniel Leahy as cyber practice divisional director. He will co-lead BMS’ cyber practice alongside fellow divisional director Simon Meech and will report to BMS cyber strategy director, Monica Tigleanu. Based in London, Leahy will join in September.

A respected cyber broker who has worked in the London Market for almost a decade, Leahy joins from Howden, where he was divisional director of cyber & technology, and brings extensive knowledge of the cyber insurance market. Prior to Howden, Leahy worked in the cyber & technology team at Miller Insurance Services LLP.

Leahy’s appointment marks a continuation of BMS’s growth in the cyber insurance market and will enable the division to further diversify its client coverage, helping BMS continue to reshape the client experience and make risk transfer as seamless as possible for risk managers and chief information security officers.

BMS cyber strategy director, Monica Tigleanu, said: “Dan has consistently impressed his clients and trading partners with his expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and focus on innovation, and we look forward to his leadership to deliver complex cyber risk solutions for industries facing elevated business risks from the use of technology and implementation of cyber security controls. Dan will work closely with our colleagues in other specialty lines including healthcare, energy and financial lines to deliver comprehensive client solutions. This is the next step in our commitment to build a team that differentiates us in the market and exceeds our clients’ expectations.”

BMS cyber practice divisional director, Simon Meech, said: “Dan is someone I’ve wanted to work with for some time. His dedication, focus and innovation have been talking points with clients and within the market for years. As we enter the next chapter of our team build-out, Dan is a vital cornerstone, leader and expert who will take BMS’ offering to the next level. This is a truly exciting moment that elevates both BMS’ and Dan’s ambitions to bring a different way of working to our clients.”

Ian Gormley, BMS UK CEO, added: “Dan is another great hire for our UK Specialty team, he brings extensive knowledge in an increasingly complex class, underpinning our commitment to providing our clients access to passionate experts.”