Member of the International Advisory Board
Derek Stimpson lives in London. He took up a City Insurance and reinsurance firm’s offer in the mid 1960’s and thus started a long association with the City of London. He was a member of Lloyds for a number of years. His career in the City of London lasted 45 years, largely as an underwriter, retiring from Assicurazioni Generali as Head of Reinsurance in London after 30 years with them.
He speaks Spanish fluently as well as other Latin languages and travelled extensively during his career. Derek has always had a strong interest in natural history and conservation as well as shooting, and collecting classic firearms. He enjoys music, art and literature. He is Chairman of the Historical Breechloading Small arms Association and sits on the British Shooting Sports Council and NRA General Council. He is the Honorary Archivist and a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Gunmakers, a Liveryman of the Turners Company and Company of Arts Scholars, He is a member of many shooting organisations, a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and Chairman of the SE England Branch of the British Deer Society. He collects together with his wife and time permitting stalks and shoots in UK, Europe and Africa and writes for sporting magazines. One of his particular interests is in preserving heritage for future generations, as well as studying and researching it.