StarStone US has announced the appointment of Alison Oliphant as president of its newly formed excess and surplus property division. In her new role, Oliphant will manage all facets of the business unit, including having direct oversight of the underwriting teams dedicated to the E&S property market segment. StarStone US plans to launch the new division ahead of the 2021 renewal cycle.
The new property division adds to the company’s existing casualty, workers’ compensation, management and professional liability, healthcare liability, and marine and energy specialty commercial P&C insurance divisions.
“I am looking forward to working with Alison as we build a market-leading specialty insurance company,” said Jeff Consolino, CEO of StarStone US. “Alison is an accomplished insurance executive with a proven track record of building successful property insurance businesses from the ground up. She has spent her career in property and brings extensive experience across underwriting, distribution and capital management. There is a clear market need for expansion in commercial property as we observe premium pricing increasing and capacity contracting. Alison will lead a team that will continue to build on our strategic and dynamic vision for StarStone US.”
Prior to joining the company, Oliphant served as head of commercial lines and chief underwriting officer for Velocity Risk Underwriters, a division of Nephila Capital. Before joining Velocity, she spent eight years at AmWINS, serving as president of special risk underwriters and executive vice president of AmWINS Alabama. She began her career at CRC Insurance Services.