Iron-Excess Names 3 to Specialty Casualty Posts for U.S., London

Ironshore announced the appointments of three executives to underwrite Specialty Casualty risk in U.S. and London markets.

Iron-Excess, the excess underwriting unit of Ironshore Insurance Services formed in September 2017, has named Sonny Powers to lead the Iron-Excess Casualty unit in the U.S.

Owen Roddy and Oliver Ross will drive business growth for the Iron-Excess Casualty unit in the London market.

They will report to Steve Horton, head of Iron-Excess.

Powers has more than 13 years of underwriting experience in casualty business lines for a range of industry sectors, including transportation, product liability, and general casualty. He joined the Ironshore Specialty Casualty unit at its inception in 2009. Powers has served in various management and production roles, overseeing product development and distribution strategies to support portfolio growth. Previously, he was an underwriter for casualty and professional liability risks with Lexington Insurance Co.

Roddy served with Ironshore Specialty Casualty in the U.S. for two years and was later transferred to Ironshore’s London operation in 2014 to broaden market reach for London- brokered U.S. Casualty business. He previously underwrote casualty and professional liability lines for Lexington Insurance Co. for five years.

Ross joined the U.S. Casualty team in the London office in 2013, after serving as a U.S. casualty broker for Price Forbes & Partners since 2006.

Iron-Excess offers clients and brokers access to significant capacity through Ironshore, as well as third-party insurance partners. Iron-Excess provides capacity to new and existing Ironshore and Liberty Mutual Insurance clients in the U.S. and London markets.

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