James joined BPL Global in 2014 from Willis, becoming a Director in 2017. He has a wealth of experience in dealing with a broad range of clients, particularly international banks and traders in Europe and North America. In September 2022, he was appointed Deputy CEO.
James joined BPL Global in 2014 and was appointed Director in April 2017 before being promoted to Deputy CEO in September 2022. He manages a team of eight people and is responsible for a number of key client relationships, including leading and servicing one of BPL Global’s largest commodity trading clients, as well as a number of large banks. James also plays a key role in developing the company’s financial institution and corporate client base, particularly in Europe and North America.
Global, diverse expertise developed from a claims background
James joined BPL Global from Willis, where he began his career in 2008 and served in a number of roles globally. This included over four years as a CPRI Claims Broker in the largest, most prolonged claims cycle the market has seen following the Global Financial Crisis. Following his claims career, James held a number of placing roles in both London and New York. Throughout this time, James was actively involved in the procurement, development and placement of business for a number of large American institutions.
He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a graduate from the University of Sheffield.
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