Peter Hunt MBE

By Padraig O'Hannelly.

It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of our dear friend Peter Hunt MBE.

A founding member of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC), Peter was well known for his knowledge and love of Iraq, its history, people and culture. He was so passionate about rebuilding the country and in doing so inspired everyone around him.

Peter successfully completed numerous prestigious projects in Iraq both before and after the Iran-Iraq war, many through the engineering consultancy that he founded in 1983, HWH & Associates.

Peter played a vital role in the refurbishment of Basra's water and wastewater infrastructure post 2003. Latterly, he was instrumental in the renovation programme that turned one of Saddam Hussein's palaces into the Basra Museum, and in the refurbishment of various Commonwealth War Graves Cemeteries across the country.

He also contributed to many projects for the AMAR Foundation and is well known for his initiative on the Marsh Arab school design and Mudhif construction.

Peter will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him over the years.

We extend our deepest condolences to his family, his colleagues and his many friends.

5 Responses to Peter Hunt MBE

  1. Ibn Al Iraq 5th January 2021 at 07:51 #

    Sorry to lose Peter.

    Rest in Peace & God Bless.

  2. M. A. H 5th January 2021 at 12:56 #


  3. Khaldoon 5th January 2021 at 13:50 #

    It is a big lose
    God bless &rest in peace
    My best friend

  4. Garrett Nicholas 6th January 2021 at 00:24 #

    A gentle spirited man with a heart filled with love for people, history and legacy. I had the pleasure to meet him with Sarah and several other engineers from HWH during my tenure in Iraq from 2010 - 2015. Thank you for your guidance and sharing your genuine love of the country, Iraq. May you rest in the arms of Our Father and be a Guardian for the world.

  5. Joan Porter MacIver 7th January 2021 at 13:11 #

    Peter was a major player in the work on the Basrah Museum project as the official project manager in Basra. I worked closely with him for four years on the CPF funded project that he had been involved with supporting the Trustees of the Friends of Basrah Museum for 12 years. He was pleased that the project goals were successfully fulfilled and that the work for the museum is now continuing under the auspices of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq. He had hoped to continue working with us on future activities. His love and interest in Iraq and its people was clear and he translated this into concrete action. As an engineer he was concise in his words and effective in his work - he will truly be missed. I feel honoured to have known him since 2016 and know many of you have known him for decades.