Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. (the "Agency") is a managing general insurance agency on behalf of Ironshore Insurance Ltd., Starr Insurance & Reinsurance Limited, Hamilton Re, Ltd., and Antares Syndicate 1274.


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Steve Horton

Steve is the Chief Executive Officer at Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. (“Iron-Starr”). Steve joined the Ironshore group from AIG CAT Excess, where he was a Financial Lines Underwriter. After joining Ironshore’s Lloyd’s platform, Pembroke Managing Agency Limited, Steve worked as a primary financial institutions underwriter before transferring to Iron-Starr in 2010. At Iron-Starr, Steve was initially charged with growing our international business, before being promoted to the financial lines manager. Steve holds a B.A. (Hons) from The University of Westminster and recently completed the Harvard Business School Program for Leadership Development.

Eric Kittleson

Eric currently serves as Chief Underwriting Officer and joined Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. in 2009 as SVP, Excess Casualty Manager with responsiblity for building the Excess Casualty business portfolio of the agency. Eric is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and previously served as Senior Vice President, Underwriting Manager for AIG Cat Excess Liability in Bermuda where he was responsible for the company's portfolio of occurrence, occurrence reported and claims-made accounts for complex corporate risks. Eric holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), as well as an Associate in Claims (AIC) designations and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Business with degree in Risk Management and Insurance.

Liam Jones

Liam is the Vice President, Financial Lines Manager at Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. (Iron-Starr). Liam is responsible for all Financial Lines at Iron-Starr including E&O, FI, D&O, Cyber, EPL, Transactional Liability, Tax and Contingent/Special Risk as well as all Healthcare lines.

He joined the group in 2014 from Navigators Syndicate 1221 at Lloyd’s where he focused on their Primary Financial Lines strategies.

Chen Foley

VP, Claims Manager & Coverage Counsel
tel: (441) 279-7012

Chen Foley is Vice President, Claims Manager and Coverage Counsel at Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. Chen is an experienced attorney having qualified as a barrister in England and then in Bermuda. He has previously advised insurers, reinsurers and commercial clients on matters relating to insurance coverage and dispute resolution in both London and Bermuda. Chen was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and earned his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Queen Mary College, London, England. He completed the Bar Vocational training at BPP Law School, also in London, and was called to the Bar of England & Wales at the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

Larry Engrissei

Senior Vice President, Director of Claims
tel: (441) 279-7021

Larry, who joined Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. in January 2010, is Senior Vice President, Director of Claims and has over 36 years experience in litigation and claims management. Previously he was Vice President - Division Counsel, Financial Lines and Punitive Damages at Chartis Excess Limited with responsibility for claims and coverage in Bermuda, the U.S. and U.K. Prior thereto Larry was a member of Staff Counsel for AIG, Inc. for 16 years serving as Managing Attorney, Senior Litigation Specialist, and Senior Trial Attorney in the U.S. Larry commenced his legal career in private practice in 1978 as a trial attorney. During his litigation career he served as lead counsel in thousands of litigated matters involving a variety of common/complex coverage and primary/excess exposures, with more than 125 jury trial verdicts to his credit. Litigation practice included: Lawyers, Realtors, Accountants, Engineers, Physician, Psychiatrist and Hospital E&O; Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Environmental, Premises Liability, Product Liability and Transportation. He completed his Juris Doctorate at Rutgers University with a concentration in International Relations after receiving a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Economics from Western Illinois University.

141 Front Street
Hamilton, HM19

For general inquiries:

tel (441) 279-7000
fax (441) 279-7001

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