Our International Freeman

As part of an initiative, launched in 2014 by the Worshipful Company of Insurers to develop closer links between the international insurance sector and the City of London, Mr Peter Harmer has been admitted as a Freeman of the City of London.

Following the Freedom ceremony held at the Chamberlain’s Court, Guildhall on the 28 June, 2019 and attended by Mr Harmer's family, senior executives from IAG and the Master and Wardens from the Company, the party joined the Livery for their 40th Anniversary celebrations; a Church Service of Thanksgiving followed by a luncheon in Guildhall for 450 members and guests.

Terry Masters, Master of the Company said:

“We at WCI are very pleased to sponsor Peter Harmer as a Freeman of the City of London. I have known Peter for many years and he is a very influential participant in the Australasian market. WCI continues to develop its links with major international Insurers and Peter joins individuals from Europe, America and Japan as an International Freeman".

Shuzo Sumi (2014), Chairman of the Board, Tokio Marine Holdings inc. Japan
J. Hyatt Brown (2015), Chairman of New York Stock Exchange-traded Brown & Brown - the sixth largest insurance brokerage in the U.S.
Denis Kessler (2016), Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive of SCOR SE, France
Mr Peter Harmer,  Chief Executive IAG

The Worshipful Company of Insures was planning to welcome its first International Freewoman at its Mansion House Banquet in 2019-2020, but sadly the event had to be cancelled due to the Pandemic. We will rearrange the ceremony as soon as it is safe and appropriate do so.

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