Former Lloyd’s deputy chair passes away

Industry veteran spent over five decades in Lloyd's Market

Former Lloyd’s deputy chair passes away

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Industry veteran Graham White, who worked in the Lloyd’s Market for more than five decades, has passed away.

“We at Argenta were saddened to learn of the death of Graham White on Wednesday, June 21,” Argenta Group said in a statement. “Charismatic and popular with clients and colleagues at Argenta, Graham was equally well known and liked across the Lloyd’s Market. He was elected to the Council of Lloyd’s and served as deputy chairman of Lloyd’s between 2007 and 2014…

“Graham joined Argenta in 2006 and was initially appointed managing director of Argenta Private Capital before becoming MD of Argenta Syndicate Management Limited, overseeing the development of Syndicate 2121’s diversifying book of business.

“He returned to the members’ agency, first as managing director and then as chairman, where he was a strong advocate for, and promoted the interests of third-party capital.”

White, whose career began in 1968, retired from Argenta in 2017.

“We are sure that our clients will join with us in offering their thoughts and condolences to his family and his many friends, in and out of the London insurance market,” the company went on to say.

Hampden, meanwhile, also had nothing but nice words for the “highly regarded” stalwart.

“Everyone who met Graham found him to be a warm and intelligent man, ready to help with any problem,” declared Hampden. “He will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences to his family.”

Prior to his passing, White served as senior independent director at Stubben Edge Group.

“Graham was a pin-up for how you want people to remember you,” Stubben Edge chief executive Chris Kenning wrote on LinkedIn. “He had it all – judgement, personality, knowledge, but above all, a twinkle in his eye.

“When he agreed to join the board of Stubben Edge, we were six people, a PowerPoint, and a bunch of liabilities masquerading as assets – that didn’t put him off. He believed in the outcome and wanted to be part of the journey.

“On a professional level, we will miss him so much; on a personal level, I couldn’t think of a better person to help mentor. He was just a brilliant guy.”

White was 77.

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