Our people

Charles Dymoke

Co-founder of Lodestar. Entered the Marine Insurance industry in 1980. 7 years with Sedgwick Marine Ltd as a Hull broker and latterly as a P&I broker. 17 years with Steamship Mutual as the Far East and Middle East underwriter. 8 years as head of P&I at British Marine. Charles’ areas of underwriting responsibility include Holland, Greece, Scandinavia, India and Middle East.

John Hearn

Co-founder of Lodestar. 31 years' experience in the P&I insurance industry including 17 years with the Shipowners P&I Club, 3 years heading the Markel P&I facility and 5 years as senior underwriter with British Marine. John’s primary areas of underwriting responsibility include Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Canada and Luxury Yachts.

Vicky Clarke

11 years' experience in the P&I insurance industry having graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc (Hons) German and Information Systems degree and has achieved DipCII. Vicky has been with Lodestar since the beginning in 2011, and was promoted to Underwriter in April 2017.  Primary areas of responsibility are Turkey, India and Indian Sub-Continent.

Tom Davies

6 years' experience in the Insurance Industry, having graduated from Aston University with a BSc (Hons) Business and Management degree. Joined Lodestar in 2012 and was appointed Underwriter in June 2016 and is responsible for Far East and Australasia.

Ian MacIver

2 years' experience as a hydrographic surveyor for the leading dredging, offshore and marine construction contractor Boskalis B.V., having graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc (Hons) Marine Geography degree. Joined Lodestar in 2015 and was appointed Underwriter June 2016 and is responsible for Central and South America, Africa, Russia & FSU Countries and Cyprus.

Jenny Barker

7 years' experience in the P&I insurance industry having graduated from London Metropolitan University with a HND in Digital animation. Joined British Marine’s underwriting department in 2010 and Lodestar in 2014. Jenny works closely with Charles Dymoke and John Hearn.

Elliott Watson

Joined Lodestar as an intern in 2015 for a year, returning to Bournemouth University to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Studies with Project and Operations Management.  He also has a Diploma in P&I Insurance from a Mutual P&I club.  Elliott rejoined as a member of the Lodestar team in September 2017 and works closely with Vicky Clarke.

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