July 8th, 2024

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Charlie Rozes joins BMS as Group CFO and Executive Director

By: Newsroom

BMS Group (BMS), the independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces the appointment of Charlie Rozes as Group CFO and executive director. Based in London, Rozes will report to Nick Cook, BMS Group CEO, and will join in November. Rozes will be taking over from Nick Moss, Group finance director, who will be retiring from the business.

Rozes’ appointment is the latest addition to BMS’s C-suite which has seen Emmanuel Clarke join as chairman, Chris Brook join as Group chief operating officer and Ali Trauttmansdorff join as Group chief people officer in the past year. It also follows an impressive recent period of growth for BMS, which saw the completion of its investment from Eurazeo and 12 acquisitions globally.

Nick Cook said: “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. Nick has been a driving force behind the incredible growth in BMS and we all wish him well in his retirement.”

In the role, Rozes will work closely with Cook and the executive leadership, as he focuses on driving the Group’s strategy, organic growth plans and delivering BMS’s ambitious global M&A program. Rozes will join the BMS Group Holdings board, and will head M&A. He will in addition have particular responsibility for strategic planning, risk management and internal audit functions.

Joining from IG Group PLC where he was Group CFO and executive director, and served most recently as acting CEO, Rozes has more than 30 years of industry experience and a track record of driving sustained growth in global FTSE organisations as well as overseeing the integration of organisations through acquisitions. Prior to IG Group, Rozes was Group CFO and executive director at Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group and oversaw its acquisition by Marsh & McLennan. Rozes started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a partner of the firm, before holding senior executive roles at IBM, Bank of America, and Barclays.

Rozes added: “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.”