Dr. Cecil Golding enjoyed a reputation as "exemplary practitioner in reinsurance brokering." He earned broad acclaim as a craftsman of intelligent and useful reinsurance contracts.
Dr. Golding was a principal architect of the structure of insurance education in the United Kingdom, and played a dominant role in the development of the Chartered Insurance Institute, receiving that institute’s only gold medal.
In his business career, he managed treaty reinsurances for the London Assurance Company for 12 years, was Joint General Manager of the Victory Insurance Company Ltd. for two years, was Chairman of the Beacon Insurance Co., Ltd. for 20 years and was Director of the Sea Insurance Company and Chairman of C. E. Golding and Company, insurance and reinsurance brokers (and at Lloyd’s).
Dr.Golding was a leading figure in the United Kingdom in the development of insurance education. A fellow in the Chartered Insurance Institute, he held successive offices, including the Presidency in 1946-7. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Institute in1954 in recognition for his unique services.
He was President of the Corporation of Insurance Brokers from 1957 to 1959 .His service to the insurance community was evidenced in executive and board positions with insurers, in his insurance and reinsurance brokerage firm and in his various leadership positions. Some of his books are: The Law & Practice of Reinsurance, A History of Reinsurance, Burglary Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance, Workmen’s Compensation Insurance, and Lloyd’s.
He held fellowships in the following societies: Royal Statistical Society; Royal Society of the Arts; Institute of Linguists, Institute of Arbitrators and Institute of Directors.