StarStone, the global specialty insurer, today announces the appointment of Rod O’Malley as of head of cargo in London.
O’Malley will report to Simon Schnorr, global head of marine, and joins in July from XL Catlin, where he most recently served as head of the UK cargo team and senior class underwriter. He has more than 35 years’ experience as a marine cargo underwriter, having worked extensively in both the Lloyd’s and company markets in London. StarStone’s current London cargo underwriter Henry Wood has been promoted to senior underwriter and will work closely with O’Malley to expand StarStone’s cargo book.
Schnorr said: “Rod joins us to build on StarStone’s strong existing cargo foundations in London. His considerable experience and market standing will help further fortify StarStone’s cargo offering and ensure our continued success in developing new opportunities, both in London and globally.”
StarStone is an international, A- rated insurance group with six wholly owned insurance platforms, including Lloyd’s Syndicate 1301. StarStone underwrites business across the Property, Specialty and Casualty risk classes from operations in London, Continental Europe, Australia and the US. StarStone is owned by Enstar Group Limited, the Trident V funds managed by Stone Point Capital LLC and Dowling Capital Partners I, L.P. For further information about StarStone, see www.starstone.com
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