Passing of London Market stalwart “leaves a void that cannot be filled”

Industry veteran spent more than five decades in insurance

Passing of London Market stalwart “leaves a void that cannot be filled”

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Neville Hunt (pictured), who joined the insurance industry in 1969 through Price Forbes, has passed away following a brief battle with cancer.

In a statement sent to Insurance Business, Stubben Edge Group said: “Neville, a stalwart of the London Market, had dedicated over 50 years of his life to the industry, being a friend and mentor to many colleagues and leaving a long-lasting impression on all who had the privilege of knowing and working with him.”

Expressing its condolences, the insurtech highlighted Hunt’s insurance journey and legacy.

“Over the years, he honed his skills and expertise, becoming a revered figure in the world of reinsurance broking,” Stubben Edge said. “He worked at reinsurance broker E W Payne, followed by notable stints at the then FSA and the Corporation of Lloyd’s. Through his unwavering dedication, Neville accumulated a wealth of knowledge, insight, and experience that laid the foundation for his remarkable career.

“In late 2009, he embarked on a new chapter when he founded Helodrium, a venture that would become a testament to his vision and ambition, and which was acquired by Stubben Edge Group earlier this year.”

According to the wider group, Helodrium thrived under Hunt’s “astute” leadership.

Stubben Edge went on to say: “Neville’s tenacity and innovation were truly exceptional, and his legacy within the London Market will endure for generations to come.

“Neville also had a great love of life. He enjoyed leisurely walks, the pleasure of reading, and the thrill of travel. A dedicated Crystal Palace fan, he supported his team with unwavering loyalty, from the lows of relegation into the Championship to the highs of promotions back into the Premier League on multiple occasions.

“Neville’s passing leaves a void that cannot be filled, and he will be profoundly missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and all who had the privilege of knowing him. Our thoughts are with his wife Avril and their families. In honouring his memory, let us reflect on the remarkable legacy he leaves behind, both professionally and personally.”

The company, which noted that Hunt passed away on September 4, believes that his contributions to the London Market will continue to inspire and guide future generations.

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