BMS, the independent specialty insurance and reinsurance broker, is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Gillett as CEO of BMS International. He is anticipated to start in January 2023 as the business accelerates its global strategy and invests in further international growth.
Gillett, who also joins the BMS group executive and will report to Nick Cook, CEO of BMS Group, is a highly experienced broking professional with an impressive career history. He was managing director of Aon Benfield Singapore before spending more than 20 years at Aon and its subsidiaries, holding several senior roles including chief broking officer at Aon’s Global Broking Centre and chief broking officer, Asia. He has also most recently been UK and EMEA head of market strategy and development.
Gillett will be supported in his role as CEO of BMS International by Peregrine Towneley, chairman of international operations and David Battman, managing director. The three will work very closely with BMS’ growing international operations around the world and will focus on creating increased scale in BMS’ target markets including Asia, Latin America, Australasia, Canada and Western Europe.
Cook said: “It is fantastic that Nick is joining us as CEO of BMS International. He will become the third member of BMS’ trio of CEOs, which includes Ian Gormley, UK CEO who heads specialty, and Pete Chandler, president and CEO of BMS’ US reinsurance arm. BMS is a destination for topflight senior talent and Nick fits the profile to lead our international growth in specialty retail. He is highly respected, personable, commercially astute and has exceptional strategic vision. BMS’ strategic goal is to invest and grow our international platform and continue to accelerate our global expansion. This follows our seventh acquisition within the last two years and in the last twelve months we have announced acquisitions in Australia, Mexico, and Spain with further M&A deals in the pipeline. I am excited for the worldwide successes the three of them will create.”