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James Thompson

Vice President - Regional Sales Manager, Australian Operations

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Based in Melbourne, James is responsible for overseeing the development of new business for FM Global in Australia and New Zealand. 

Prior to assuming this role in 2018, James was Vice President, Manager of Underwriting and Global Services, Asia-Pacific Division.  In this role, James was responsible for management of the Asian WorldReach Partner network and leadership of all underwriting activity within the Asia-Pacific region.

James was previously Division Underwriting Manager for the broader territory of Europe, Middle East Africa and Asia-Pacific, located in FM Global’s Windsor, United Kingdom office.  He has also served as Client Service Manager for FM Global’s Australian Operations in Melbourne; managed the engineering of natural hazards for the Staff Engineering group in Johnston, RI, USA; been Group Manager of Field Engineering and a Special Chemical Risks engineer servicing FM Global clients in Asia. 

James joined FM Global in 1993 as a Field Engineer. 

James holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a masters degree in environmental engineering, both from the University of Melbourne. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.