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Ironshore appoints three to excess casualty unit

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Ironshore Inc.  has named Sonny Powers, Owen Roddy and Oliver Ross to senior special casualty underwriting positions in its Iron-Excess Casualty unit, the company said in a statement Monday.

Mr. Powers will lead Ironshore’s Iron-Excess Casualty unit in the U.S., while Mr. Roddy and Mr. Ross will drive business growth for Iron-Excess Casualty in the London market. All three will report to Steve Horton, head of Iron-Excess, the excess underwriting unit of Ironshore Insurance Services L.L.C. formed in September 2017, the statement said.

Mr. Powers joined the Ironshore Specialty Casualty unit at its inception in 2009, and previously he was an underwriter for casualty and professional liability risks with Lexington Insurance Co.

Mr. Roddy was transferred to Ironshore’s London operation in 2014 after two years with Ironshore Specialty Casualty in the U.S., and was previously an underwriter for casualty and professional liability lines with Lexington Insurance Co. for five years.

Mr. 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, according to the statement.

“The Iron-Excess platform will provide meaningful capacity through dedicated teams in each jurisdiction.  These hires represent the initial build out of the platform, with other product lines to be announced,” Mr. Horton said in the statement.