Agile Appointed as StarStone Partner Across Australasia

12th February 2019

Agile Appointed as StarStone Partner Across Australasia

AUSTRALIA: 12 February 2019 – Agile Underwriting Services Pty Ltd (“Agile”), the InsureTech-driven underwriting agency, today announced that it has been appointed as a representative agent for global specialty insurer, StarStone in Australia and New Zealand.

Agile has been a strategic partner since StarStone launched its Australian underwriting capability in 2016.  The appointment, which follows a strategic review by StarStone, will see Agile represent StarStone across the full range of specialty classes provided by Syndicate 1301.

Agile, with its operations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Christchurch, New Zealand, already underwrites Accident and Health, Aviation, Cargo, Cyber, Financial Lines, Marine Hull and Marine Liability as a Lloyd’s coverholder.

Robin Barham, who has served as StarStone Australia’s managing director since its establishment, is also the founder and CEO of Agile.  Mr. Barham will remain at Agile’s helm, responsible for developing new business activity under a new facility managed by Agile, which will allow continued access to StarStone’s underwriting expertise, following the closure of the StarStone Australia office.

Barham said: “StarStone’s retention of Agile highlights the ongoing benefits for both businesses and our customers of our existing relationship. The partnership will ensure customers retain access to StarStone’s capacity and expertise, StarStone will gain more efficient access to Australian customers, while Agile will continue to benefit from working with a global insurer.”

David Message, StarStone’s Group CUO, said: “As StarStone continues its strategy to reposition its operations, we are looking to develop long-term partnerships in key geographies to enhance our global reach. The underwriting team at Agile already has close relationships with our international underwriting teams and is well-placed to assist us in developing our client proposition in the region.” 


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