Cyber broker veteran Daniel Leahy appointed cyber practice co-leader, BMS

Independent specialist re/insurance broker, BMS, has hired Daniel Leahy as cyber practice divisional director, where he will be based in London. 

bms-group-logoBMS has confirmed that Leahy will co-lead the company’s cyber practice alongside fellow divisional director Simon Meech, and he will also report to BMS cyber strategy director, Monica Tigleanu.

Leahy will join the firm in September.

BMS explained that Leahy’s appointment marks a continuation of the company’s growth across the cyber insurance market. 

The appointment is also expected to enable the division to further diversify its client coverage, ultimately helping BMS continue to reshape the client experience. 

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A renowned cyber broker who has worked in the London Market for almost 10 years, Leahy joins BMS from Howden, where he was divisional director of cyber & technology.

Prior to joining Howden, Leahy worked in the cyber & technology team at Miller Insurance Services LLP.

“Dan has consistently impressed his clients and trading partners with his expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and focus on innovation, and we look forward to his leadership to deliver complex cyber risk solutions for industries facing elevated business risks from the use of technology and implementation of cyber security controls. Dan will work closely with our colleagues in other specialty lines including healthcare, energy and financial lines to deliver comprehensive client solutions. This is the next step in our commitment to build a team that differentiates us in the market and exceeds our clients’ expectations,” commented BMS cyber strategy director, Monica Tigleanu.

“Dan is someone I’ve wanted to work with for some time. His dedication, focus and innovation have been talking points with clients and within the market for years. As we enter the next chapter of our team build-out, Dan is a vital cornerstone, leader and expert who will take BMS’ offering to the next level. This is a truly exciting moment that elevates both BMS’ and Dan’s ambitions to bring a different way of working to our clients,” said BMS cyber practice divisional director, Simon Meech.

“Dan is another great hire for our UK Specialty team, he brings extensive knowledge in an increasingly complex class, underpinning our commitment to providing our clients access to passionate experts,” added Ian Gormley, BMS UK CEO.

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