’The opportunity to return to the insurance industry means a great deal to me,’ says new appointee

Specialist (re)insurance broker BMS has appointed Charlie Rozes as its new group chief financial officer and executive director.

His appointment follows the recent additions of Emmanuel Clarke as chairman, Chris Brook as group chief operating officer and Ali Trauttmansdorff as group chief people officer within the past year.

Rozes will succeed group finance director Nick Moss, who is retiring from the company after joining in 2019.

He will bring more than 30 years of experience to his new role and joins from online trading financial services firm IG Group, where he served as group chief financial officer, executive director and most recently as acting chief executive.

Prior to IG Group, Rozes was group chief financial officer and executive director at Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group, where he oversaw its acquisition by Marsh McLennan.

Reporting to BMS Group chief executive Nick Cook, Rozes will join the firm in November to work closely with the executive leadership team and will be based in London.

His focus will be on advancing the group’s strategy, driving organic growth plans and executing BMS’s global M&A programme.

Additionally, he will be responsible for strategic planning, risk management and internal audit functions.

Rozes will also join the BMS Group Holdings board and lead the M&A division.

Extensive experience

Rozes said: “It is with great enthusiasm that I join BMS. Nick and his team are exceptional and this is reflected in the tremendous growth BMS has been able to achieve.

“The opportunity to return to the insurance industry means a great deal to me, especially given the opportunity to contribute to BMS at this exciting stage in its growth. I am thrilled to join the team and look forward to working with my new colleagues.”

Cook added: “I am delighted to announce Charlie’s appointment. He has extensive experience leading UK and overseas operations and has successfully driven substantial growth for global and FTSE organisations.

“His experience will be crucial as BMS looks to continue its momentum, hit its growth ambitions and further its reputation as the home of an innovative, collaborative and high-performance culture.

“I would also like to thank Nick Moss for his tremendous contribution to the company over the past five years. He has been a driving force behind the incredible growth in BMS and we all wish him well in his retirement.”