Sompo appoints Stephen Barr Head of Marine & Energy Liability Insurance, London Market

December 11, 2023

LONDON, United Kingdom – December 11, 2023 – Sompo announced today the appointment of Stephen Barr as Head of Marine & Energy Liability Insurance, London Market. He will be based in London and report into Paul Ashworth, Head of Aviation, Energy and Marine, London Market.

Mr. Ashworth said, “Sompo’s marine and energy insurance capability is well established and a cornerstone of our offering in the London specialty market. With the continued expansion of our UK business, in support of the company’s overall growth strategy, Stephen’s depth of experience and insight will be an asset as we engage in new opportunities and further develop bespoke solutions for our broker partners’ and clients’ evolving needs.”

Mr. Barr joins Sompo from CNA/Hardy, where he was European Head of Marine Insurance. He has previously worked as both an underwriter and a broker with Talbot, Hiscox and Sedgwick. In 2022 he was appointed as vice chair of the International Union of Marine Insurance’s executive committee.


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“Sompo” refers to Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based holding company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries. Through its operating subsidiaries, Sompo is a leading global provider of commercial and consumer property and casualty (re)insurance. Sompo International Holdings Ltd. is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. (“Sompo Holdings”). With more than 9000 employees at Sompo, 75,000 employees total worldwide, entities in over 46 countries and over USD 35 billion in Gross Written Premiums, Sompo Holdings is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the world. Sompo Holdings maintains excellent financial strength as evidenced by the ratings of A+ (Superior) from A.M. Best (XV size category) and A+ (Strong) from Standard and Poor’s on its principal operating subsidiaries. For more information about Sompo, follow us on LinkedIn or please visit


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