Starr Companies has appointed Laura Owen as head of accident & health, based in London.
Owen was most recently head of A&H at Hamilton at Lloyd's. In her new role, Owen will be responsible for overseeing all of Starr’s London market business. She will also be responsible for growth and expansion in the European marketplace in areas where Starr has established local offices.
In January, Owen joined the Lloyd's Market Association's personal accident committee to serve for a five-year term.
Commenting on the appointment, head of international casualty Colin Buchanan said: “Laura brings extensive experience in the accident and health marketplace having worked for two well-known Lloyd’s syndicates.”
“Her experience will benefit us in developing new channels and relationships particularly as we seek to grow in Europe.”
Meanwhile, Starr has also appointed Nick Lawrence as chief underwriting officer for the liabilities group, also based in London.
He joins from ArgoGlobal, where he served as a general liability class underwriter since the end of 2014. Prior to this, he was a liability class underwriter at Catlin for more than 11 years.
At Starr, Lawrence will be responsible for all London market business including from the US desk and the European marketplace.