Howden's Will Bloomer dies unexpectedly

CEO pays tribute to much-loved team member

Howden's Will Bloomer dies unexpectedly

Insurance News

By Paul Lucas

Howden’s chief corporate and legal affairs officer Will Bloomer died unexpectedly last week.

In an announcement this morning, the broking group confirmed Bloomer’s passing describing him as a “family man” and noting it was devastated at his loss.

Bloomer was a solicitor for Cameron McKenna, before serving as general counsel, group company secretary and compliance director at Heath Lambert/Gallagher Health, and making the switch to Howden in 2012. He initially joined as corporate & legal director, before moving into the roles of group general counsel, and later chief corporate and legal affairs officer.

“Those that know him will be aware that he was, first and foremost, a family man, and his wife Nikki and his children have all our love and support,” said CEO David Howden. “We know that many in the market will offer the same.

“Will joined Howden in 2012, when we were a business with a little over £100 million in revenue.  This week would have marked his 12th anniversary of joining Howden. In those 12 years he has had a very significant hand in everything from our largest and most transformative M&A and equity transactions to his tireless drive to develop our employee ownership structure from 200 employee shareholders to more than 5,000 today. He was a brilliant lawyer with a commercial mind, and a friend to many, many people.”

Howden noted there had been a host of messages over the weekend expressing sadness as his passing.

“We will miss his whip-smart counsel, extraordinary encyclopaedic general knowledge, indomitable and acerbic sense of humour, and his huge heart,” he said.

“Details of how we will celebrate and remember Will will be shared in due course, and we will follow the wishes of Nikki and his family in this regard.”

Insurance Business would like to offer its condolences to Will Bloomer’s family, friends and colleagues.

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