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

John is Co-founder of Lodestar. 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.

Michael Hird

Entered the Marine Insurance industry in 1993. After graduating in law, Michael joined an International Group P&I Club in the claims department where he rose to be a Director and Partner and the Head of Claims of the Club’s Eastern Syndicate. Michael joined RSG / Lodestar in 2018 where he now heads the Claims Department.

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