Specialty insurer StarStone has announced the appointment of Henry Gillingham as head of war & terrorism within its crisis management division.
Gillingham will be based in London and is set to join in the first half of 2020. He joins from Talbot Underwriting, where he most recently served as a senior terrorism, political violence and war underwriter.
He has more than 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry and began his underwriting career at Talbot in February 2004 as a hull & war underwriter.
“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,” said Chris Rash, StarStone International Chief Executive Officer.
“His deep sector expertise perfectly matches our ambition to develop sophisticated specialty products built on experience and strong relationships.”
Commenting on his appointment, Gillingham said, “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.”