Specialist (re)insurance broker BMS has appointed Dylan Wilkinson as COO of its Australian operations as Andrew Godden begins his role as Australia CEO.
In 2003, Godden co-founded Specialist Broking Associates, which was later acquired by AJ Gallagher in 2010, with Godden becoming CEO of Australia for the combined operation.
News of Godden’s hire came last year, when BMS said that his appointment will further enhance the significant reach it has been developing in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region, which is based on its commitment to offering its clients an individually focused level of service. He reports directly to BMS Group CEO Nick Cook.
Meanwhile, Wilkinson was latterly director of operations at The Corporate Playground, having previous held similar senior roles with wealth manager AMP. BMS said that Wilkinson’s hire demonstrates its commitment to “building a formidable organisation able to offer outstanding client service.”
Cook said: “BMS has been building its reputation in Australia and Asia Pacific as an independent, employee-owned broker that provides an outstanding level of tailored services to clients. That an individual of Andrew’s calibre has joined our efforts is testament to BMS’s success.
“BMS is absolutely committed to developing an impressive client led operation throughout the region and we are demonstrating this with our investment in an operational leader of Dylan’s experience. I am very pleased to welcome both Andrew and Dylan to BMS and look forward to continuing our successful build-out together.”