ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, today announces the appointments of Henry Gillingham as political violence and war class underwriter, Chris Marsh as underwriter, and Chris Sparrow as underwriting assistant. All take up their roles with immediate effect. Marsh and Sparrow will report to Henry Gillingham, while Gillingham will report to Jeremy Shallow, head of specialty. Insuring risks associated with political violence and war is a new segment for Argo’s Syndicate 1200.
Gillingham brings nearly two decades of underwriting experience to ArgoGlobal. He joins from StarStone where he served as head of political violence and war after earlier roles at Talbot. Marsh joins from StarStone where he served as underwriter of terror and political violence. Prior to this, he spent five years in the terrorism and political violence division at Neon Underwriting. Sparrow joins from StarStone where he served as underwriting assistant.
Jeremy Shallow, head of specialty, ArgoGlobal said, “Henry, Chris and Chris are key appointments whose skills and expertise will strengthen our capabilities in political violence and war lines. In an unstable world, there is increasing demand from clients for coverage against these risks and our underwriters have an excellent market reputation as effective leaders, with access to appropriate capacity and an ability to influence price and policy conditions. Their combined experience of our new arrivals will enhance the breadth of services we can offer our clients. I am very pleased to welcome them to the team.”