William CraigExecutive Chairman
At helm of BCMG Insurance Brokers is William Craig, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is responsible for providing strategic direction in setting and implementing the company's mandate and strategy. Formerly the CEO of Billy Craig Insurance Brokers, William has worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years, after an extensive career in the local banking industry. During his tenure as CEO, he grew the revenues of Billy Craig by over 300% and stamped his legacy on the insurance industry. William brings a wealth of industry experience to his current role having held key management positions in Insurance and Banking. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Clemson University. He is not only about getting the job done, but getting it done the right way. His vision is to create the kind of insurance broker that is first of its kind in the Caribbean with a forward-thinking team, who values excellence in execution. William is about transforming people’s lives. He has served as Past President of the Jamaica Insurance Brokers Association (JIBA), Member of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) and Past Director of the Cornwall Regional Hospital. He currently serves on the Boards of Mailpac Group and Cargo Handlers Ltd. and is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization. His passion for education and social causes fuels his dream to ensure that BCMG Insurance Brokers is an organization that is the #1 insurance company to work for and serve Jamaica.
Stephen W.R. Dear is a non executive member of the BCMG Insurance Brokers Board of Directors. Stephen is a successful businessman with many years experience in the local Financial Sector. He began his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers where he spent many years. He subsequently worked in Investment Banking, managing the Montego Bay Branch of Jamaica Money Market Brokers. He later transitioned to Citibank and then First Global Financial Services. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Accounting) from Ryson University in Toronto, Canada.
Geoffrey Ziadie is the Founder and CEO of Chad-Ad Distributors Limited. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance. With over 25 years of experience in business, he also serves as a Director of Newport Forklift Services Limited and Kingston Industrial Garage Limited. Geoffrey is now a Board Director for BCMG Insurance Brokers.
Thomas Smith, CPCUChief Executive Officer
Thomas Smith is the Chief Executive Officer at BCMG Insurance Brokers. Thomas, or Tommy as he is affectionately called, is an expert insurance professional with over twenty (20) years' management experience and a lifetime of general insurance experience. He has extensive knowledge of worldwide insurance standards and trends, specializing in major account handling. Tommy is a Past President of the Jamaica Insurance Brokers Association (JIBA). His earliest experience in insurance began in 1977 at BCIC. Over the years, his insightfulness and wisdom allowed him to lead multiple organizations, including Dyoll Insurance, where he became a Board Director. In 2000, he joined CGM Insurance Brokers Jamaica Limited (formerly International Insurance Brokers Limited) as Managing Director and subsequently became Regional Director. Tommy’s later exploits took him to MGI Insurance Brokers Limited where he held the rank as Managing Director for 13 years. His career has been marked by excellent service execution influenced by an astute sales-oriented environment, successful negotiations in an increasingly tight market and strategic networking across industries. Tommy is the consummate "people aficionado." His win-win mantra has always been to work with people to build success and wealth, as much for the company as for his staff and clients. He is a true visionary, understanding the global dynamics of the insurance industry and anticipating what customers and employees need for growth. This has enabled Tommy to build a company founded on the tenets of trust and respect and undoubtedly one that will transform BCMG into a world class company in its industry.
Ian Miller, FCIIChief Technical Officer / Compliance Officer
Ian Miller is the Chief Technical Director and nominated Compliance Officer at BCMG Insurance Brokers. He has the responsibility for the training, development, definition, and implementation of the company’s product, to ensure the strengthening of business opportunity and the growth of market coverage and coverage specification. Ian is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institutes of London, by examination, one of a few in the industry to hold this designation. His earlier work experience includes duties as Managing Director at Billy Craig Insurance Brokers and senior management level at Eagle Star Insurance Company (UK). Ian has over 40 years’ experience in the insurance industry and handles some of the Company’s more complex accounts. Having served as a senior manager for Billy Craig since the early 1990’s, Ian has a keen sense of the heart of the company. This understanding of the foundation and the vision for the company’s legacy, coupled with his broad depth of industry experience, cements Ian as an ideal leader on the BCMG team. A man of high standards and professionalism, Ian is often affectionately referred to as the encyclopaedia of the office. BCMG stands to benefit from sound technical skills in all areas of insurance as well as his wealth of experience in broking and underwriting.