StarStone U.S. announced today that Alison Oliphant has joined StarStone U.S. as president of its newly-formed excess & surplus (E&S) property division. Oliphant will be responsible for managing all facets of this business unit, including direct oversight of the underwriting teams dedicated to the E&S property market segment. StarStone U.S. plans to launch this division ahead of the start of the 2021 renewal cycle.
The property division adds to StarStone U.S.’s existing excess casualty, workers’ compensation, management & professional liability, healthcare liability and marine & energy specialty commercial property & casualty insurance divisions.
Commenting on Oliphant’s addition, incoming CEO Jeff Consolino said, “I am looking forward to working with Alison as we build a market-leading specialty insurance company. 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 U.S.”
Oliphant was most recently with Velocity Risk Underwriters, a division of Nephila Capital, where she served as the head of commercial lines and chief underwriting officer. In this role, she was responsible for setting the overall strategy for the division. Prior to joining Velocity, Oliphant spent the previous eight years with AmWINS serving as both president, special risk underwriters and EVP of AmWINS Brokerage of Alabama. She started her career at CRC Insurance Services working her way to senior property broker prior to her departure.