BMS is adding to the Australian team with two new appointments.
BMS Insurance Brokerage Specialist welcomed Guy Van Dugteren and Andrew McKenzie into his Australian team, effective immediately.
Based in Brisbane, Van Dugteren, who joined BMS as the new National Claims and Technical Manager for Financial Lines in Australia, brings over 15 years of experience as a certified insurance lawyer.
Prior to joining BMS, he worked in Gallagher as a National Technical Claims Manager. He has also been an associate with Colin Biggers & Paisley. In this role, he has extensive experience in corporate governance, D&O risk consulting, insurance policy consulting, construction disputes, Claims and Occupational Compensation Management Audits.
In his new role, Van Dugteren will lead Australian Finance Line Claims and BMS Technical Function and report to Stuart Davies, BMS Australia Finance Line Manager.
McKenzie, also based in Brisbane, joined BMS in Australia from his most recent role as director of specialties at Aon, where he led the company’s Financial Services Group (FSG).
With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance sector, McKenzie brings to BMS Australia a wealth of industry experience and a deep understanding of the risks facing financial institutions, professional service providers, and the boardrooms of corporate Australia. Before his 19 years at Aon, he was the specialty insurance lines leader at Marsh for eight years.
McKenzie is now the head of financial lines, Northern Region in Australia, and reports to Davies.
Davies commented that Van Dugteren’s technical legal skills can help the brokerage enhance its marketing and risk management expertise as brokers, while McKenzie’s extensive client and placement experience will be a significant boost to its financial lines business.
“It’s great to officially welcome Andrew to the team and to announce Guy’s appointment. I look forward to working with them both,” Davies continued.
Andrew Godden, the CEO of BMS Australia, added: “At BMS, we have developed an end-to-end financial lines service function, which delivers technical excellence to our clients at all stages of the insurance lifecycle.
“We are proud to say that our integrated financial lines team offers our clients an unparalleled level of expertise in the sector. I am delighted that we are continuing to build out this area of our business with outstanding talent such as Andrew and Guy.”