BMS Australia boosts financial lines with Gallagher hireFebruary 4 2020 by Yvonne Lau
BMS Australia has appointed Kirsty Kennell-Webb as a Sydney-based senior financial lines broker.
Kennell-Webb (pictured) holds 12 years of experience in the Australian and UK markets, advising on directors & officers liability, professional indemnity, M&A and other financial lines products to financial institutions.
She most recently served as professional and financial risks manager at Gallagher, whom she worked with for a tenure of almost eight years. Prior to Gallagher, Kennell-Webb also held roles as a placing broker and account broker at Lockton Companies, Paul Napier and Aon Risk Solutions.
Andrew Godden, chief executive of BMS Australia, commented: “[Kennell-Webb’s] expertise in financial lines will work in tandem with BMS globally including our recently launched M&A division in London. Her client-focused approach and international market experience will also contribute greatly to the Australian team and our growing business.”
Godden added: “Our Australian team has gone from strength to strength in the past few years. As we continue building our Australian platform, we are pleased to be attracting the finest talent and we are excited to have [Kennell-Webb] on board.”
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