LONDON: 17 October 2019 – StarStone, the global specialty insurer, today announces the appointment of Henry Gillingham as head of war & terrorism in its crisis management division, led by Simon Low, head of specialty. Gillingham, who will be based in London, will join in the first half of 2020, once his contractual obligations have been fulfilled.
Gillingham joins from Talbot Underwriting, where he most recently served as a senior terrorism, political violence and war underwriter. He has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry and began his underwriting career at Talbot in February 2004 as a hull & war underwriter.
Chris Rash, StarStone International CEO said: “War and terrorism cover is a core component of our maturing crisis management portfolio, and we are fortunate to attract someone of Henry’s calibre. His deep sector expertise perfectly matches our ambition to develop sophisticated specialty products built on experience and strong relationships.”
Gillingham added: “StarStone has a well-regarded war and terrorism capability, with a strong track record of managing this niche class of business. I look forward to working with Simon Low and the team to develop the portfolio and client proposition further.”
StarStone is an international, A- rated insurance group with five wholly owned insurance platforms, including Lloyd’s Syndicate 1301. StarStone underwrites business across the property, specialty and casualty risk classes from operations in London, Continental Europe and the US. StarStone is owned by Enstar Group Limited, the Trident V funds managed by Stone Point Capital LLC and Dowling Capital Partners I, L.P. For further information about StarStone, see www.starstone.com
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