Ex-StarStone CUO Message joins marine and energy team at ERS

Former StarStone International CUO David Message has joined the marine and energy team at syndicate ERS, according to Insurance Insider. ERS had previously focused on motor business, but is now expanding into specialty lines.

Message will write lines including upstream energy.

Message had been at Starstone International since July 2009, prior to which he was regional head of marine at XL Catlin, with whom he had worked since 1999. For eight years from 1991 he was an energy underwriter at Hiscox.