Robin Barham

Managing Director, StarStone Underwriting Australia

Experienced general insurance CEO and founder of Lloyd’s Coverholder / MGA (Agile Underwriting Services), and Lloyd’s Syndicate Service Companies in Australia (Arch and StarStone).

Responsible Manager on two Australian Financial Services Licences covering Dealing and Advising on General Insurance products for Retail and Wholesale clients.

31 years as a Lloyd’s Underwriter/Manager in both London and Australia, specialising in Space, Aviation, and Marine / Energy, including direct and reinsurance solutions.

Broad background in managing all aspects of insurance operations writing Accident & Health, Marine, Aerospace, Casualty, Commercial Property, Directors’​ and Officers’​, and Professional Indemnity business.

Created some of the earliest GIS tools in the insurance industry, for the management of property risk aggregation and underwriting control (one of which – OpenXposure – is still commercially available 18 years on).

Described as “visionary”​ by Stephen Catlin, founder of the Catlin Group, for envisaging, co-creating and gaining management support for what became the company’s global marketing vehicle, the sponsorship of the Catlin Seaview Survey.

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