BMS appoints MD of Marine

Specialist re/insurance broker BMS Group Ltd has appointed John Hoare to the post of Managing Director of BMS Harris & Dixon Marine, BMS’s specialty marine division, effective immediately. Hoare succeeds Tony Pryce, who will remain chairman. BMS said that the pair would “work closely together on developing the expanding portfolio of BMS Harris & Dixon Marine”.
An industry veteran, Hoare most recently served as International Marine Director at HW Wood Ltd, which he joined from Heath Lambert. He began his insurance industry career in 1985 at broker Sedgwick.
Pryce said that “we have been steadily growing our book of business, and John will play a crucial role in the continued build-out of our capabilities. It has been a privilege to lead the BMS Harris & Dixon Marine division for almost 30 years, and it is now time for an orderly and managed transition to a new generation of leadership. John embodies the values of client service we hold so dear at BMS, and I therefore look forward to working with him to ensure the continued success of the business.”