The memorial service for David Holman on 2 September is open to market colleagues

David Holman - Holman and Sons

David Holman, chairman of Lloyd’s broker Holman and Sons, passed away in his sleep at the Royal London Hospital on 29 May, where he had been recovering from an operation. He was 85.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday 2 September at 3pm in a central London location that is yet to be confirmed.

During Holman’s long career in the industry he managed the 182-year-old family owned broker, set up a number of managing agencies, and ran Lloyd’s syndicates in the marine, aviation, motor and common law classes of business.

In 1966 he negotiated the direct motor system at Lloyd’s, which allowed non-Lloyd’s brokers to deal directly with syndicates on motor business.

Holman is survived by his wife, Valerie, two sons, Michael and chief executive Andrew Holman, and six grandchildren.

In a statement, Holman’s said: “David will be greatly missed by his family, friends and many colleagues both young and old.”