StarStone brings in war & terrorism head

StarStone brings in war & terrorism head | Insurance Business

StarStone brings in war & terrorism head

Global specialty insurer StarStone is bringing in Henry Gillingham to serve as head of war and terrorism.

Based in London, Gillingham will join StarStone’s crisis management division in the first half of next year upon fulfilment of his contractual obligations with Talbot Underwriting. There he most recently served as a senior terrorism, political violence, and war underwriter.

“StarStone has a well-regarded war and terrorism capability, with a strong track record of managing this niche class of business,” noted the key recruit, who brings more than 15 years of insurance industry experience. “I look forward to working with Simon Low and the team to develop the portfolio and client proposition further.” 

Commenting on the appointment, StarStone International chief executive Chris Rash said they are fortunate to attract someone of Gillingham’s calibre.

“His deep sector expertise perfectly matches our ambition to develop sophisticated specialty products built on experience and strong relationships,” stated the CEO, who described war and terrorism cover as a core component of StarStone’s maturing crisis management portfolio.