BMS strengthens its energy division with three appointments


BMS Group has appointed Alison Schwab, Russell Williams and Robert Thomas to its energy division. 

Thomas has already taken up his position, while Schwab and Williams will join the company once they have completed their current contractual obligations in July and November, respectively. 

All three report to James Chicken, managing director of energy, and Duncan Hayward, head of energy casualty.

Willians will be based in Bermuda, and specialises in general casualty and energy liability in the Bermuda market. He formerly served as head of specialty at RK Harrison and was a managing director at JLT Specialty Bermuda. His hire continues the expansion of the BMS Bermuda market operations, alongside George Bowring and Kian Wookey.

Thomas specialises in the thermal power and renewable energy fields, areas he has focussed on throughout his career, which began in 2008 at Price Forbes & Partners.

Schwab has over 20 years’ experience in the US and London insurance market, with a focus on energy and utilities. She joins from Marsh JLT Specialty, where she was most recently a senior vice president.  She has also worked at Alesco Risk Management Services in London and Wortham Insurance and Lockton Companies in the US between 2007 and 2019. She began her insurance career at AIG in 2000.

Chicken said: “We are determined to attract the best talent to BMS Energy to ensure we continue to excel for our clients in these challenging times and deliver a broad access to markets in London, Europe and Bermuda.”

BMS Group, Alison Schwab, Russell Williams, Robert Thomas, James Chicken, Duncan Hayward

Bermuda Re