John Hendrickson
Group Chief Executive Officer

John was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in October 2018. He has over 35 years of experience in the specialty insurance, reinsurance and investment banking sectors. Most recently, he served as a Director of Validus Holdings, Ltd. since its formation in 2005 until July 2018 when Validus was acquired by AIG. In 2013, John joined Validus Group as Director of Strategy, Risk Management and Corporate Development. Prior to this, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of SFRi LLC, an independent investment and advisory firm specialising in the insurance industry. He has also held various senior positions at Swiss Re, including Member of the Executive Board, Head of Capital Partners (Swiss Re’s Merchant Banking Division) and Managing Partner of Securitas Capital.

David Message
Group Chief Underwriting Officer

David was appointed Group Chief Underwriting Officer in December 2016. Prior to this, he was Chief Underwriting Officer of International business in 2014, having joined the company in 2009 as Global Head of Offshore Energy. David is also Active Underwriter of StarStone’s wholly-owned Lloyd’s Syndicate1301. He has over 25 years of experience in the Specialty insurance market, beginning his career in the late 1980’s at Willis. He quickly progressed and later moved into the Offshore Energy field with Hiscox. Prior to joining StarStone he was Global Head of Offshore Energy and Regional Head of Marine at XL, which he joined in 2000.




Linc Trimble
CEO StarStone U.S.

Linc was appointed Chief Executive Officer of StarStone U.S. in September 2018. He joined the company in March 2009 to lead StarStone’s U.S. Casualty operations, later founding its eCommerce platform. Prior to joining the company, he launched and managed Statehouse Casualty Managers, one of The McGowan Companies, where he served as President. Linc has more than 30 years of insurance experience and began his career in 1986 with Chubb Corp, holding several management positions including Senior Vice President of Property & Casualty at Chubb Atlantic in Bermuda.



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