BMS, the independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces the appointment of Ian Matheson as a non-executive chairman of BMS’ Canadian operations, effective 1 February 2022. Matheson will support Brian Gomes, president and CEO of BMS Canada and the national leadership team.
Matheson is a highly experienced risk management professional with an impressive career history. Before his BMS appointment, he spent 15 years at Aon and its subsidiaries, where he held several senior roles including chief executive officer of its Captive Services (Canada), chief development officer and director, and as chief consulting officer and director of Risk Management Consultants of Canada Limited. He has also held the position of senior risk officer at both Genstar Corporation and Harrowston Inc., and he will continue as principal and chief consulting officer of IRGM GLOBAL Risk Management Consultants Limited.
Throughout his career, Matheson has taken a leadership role in a variety of high-profile deals, particularly in relation to tax indemnity insurance, M&A representations, and environmental cost cap insurance, as well as Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Most recently, he was responsible for the development of new FP 500 clients and an innovative suite of products and solutions.
Brian Gomes, president and CEO of BMS Canada, said: “Our ongoing focus of specialization and value delivery strongly position us to capitalize on new opportunities. I’m delighted that Ian is joining us as we continue to advance and expand our business. Ian’s experience will be instrumental in furthering our strategic development, in both our current and new sectors.”
Matheson added: “With the Canadian market presenting new opportunities, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Brian and the BMS team. The fact that they have such a refreshing outlook and a strong commitment to their clients makes this new venture an appealing prospect and one I am excited to join.”