BMS builds out Australian financial lines business with appointment of Andrew McKenzie

BMS builds out Australian financial lines business with appointment of Andrew McKenzie 150 150 Haggie Partners

BMS, the independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, today announced the appointment of Andrew McKenzie as Northern Region manager of financial lines in Australia, effective 1st September 2021. Based in Brisbane, McKenzie will report to Stuart Davies, head of financial lines at BMS Australia.

McKenzie joins BMS in Australia from his most recent role as Director of Specialties at Aon, where he also led Aon’s Financial Services Group (FSG). With more than 25 years’ experience in the insurance sector, McKenzie brings to BMS in Australia a wealth of industry experience and a deep understanding of the risks facing financial institutions, professional service providers and the Board rooms of corporate Australia. Prior to Andrew’s 19 years at Aon, he was the Specialty insurance Lines leader at Marsh for eight years.

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

Andrew Godden, CEO of BMS Australia, said: “Andrew’s appointment is another exciting development as we continue to grow our excellent business here in Australia. His 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.

“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.”

McKenzie added: “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.”