Political risk and structured credit expert Lizzie Thomas joins the insurance broker as a Director.

BPL, the world’s leading broker specialising exclusively in credit and political risk insurance (CPRI), has today appointed Lizzie Thomas as Director in a move to bolster its broking teams in both Europe and the US. With over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry, Lizzie will be heavily involved in work with some of BPL’s largest financial institution clients across Europe and the US, in line with the company’s growth strategy.

Lizzie joins BPL from Marsh, where she was Lenders Solutions Group Leader, UK – Credit Specialties. Here, she also held positions in aviation and aerospace, as well as political risk and structured credit-related roles.

A photo of new BPL Director Lizzie Thomas

Reporting to James Reynolds, Deputy CEO, Lizzie will work primarily out of BPL’s London headquarters and in connection with its New York office.

James Reynolds, Deputy CEO, BPL, comments: “Lizzie’s remarkable expertise and energy have not gone unnoticed by the BPL team over the years, and we are delighted to have her join our ranks. Her presence and respect in our market speak volumes, and her addition will undoubtedly be an asset to our teams and clients across Europe and in the US.

Lizzie Thomas, Director, BPL, adds: “Having worked on several co-brokered clients with the BPL team, I am very excited to be joining a company that I have long respected for its culture, professional approach and exceptional industry knowledge. Through my experience across several classes of business, I hope to complement the already robust operations and skillsets of my new colleagues, while delivering a best-in-class offering for clients.”

An Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Lizzie holds a Batchelor’s degree in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, as well as a Master’s degree in International Peace and Security from King’s College London.