He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (Administration Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 New Year Honours, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of East London (UEL) in November, 2009.
While representing Havering in the London Youth Games, he took part in some of his early rowing competitions. In 2007 he partnered Zac Purchase in the Great Britain Lightweight Men"s Double Scull. The following year, their double dominated the lightweight event, winning all of their races, and finishing the season as Olympic champions.
After a year off in 2009, they took Gold at the 2010 World Championships at Lake Karapiro in New Zealand.
During his year off after the 2008 Olympics, he was an Assistant Coach of University of California, Los Angeles Women"s rowing program In 2009, Hunter was inducted into the London Youth Games Hall of Fame he was also granted an Administration Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to rowing.
In 2013, Hunter announced his retirement from competitive rowing. Later that year, Hunter took part in the NOMAN Barcelona to Ibiza race organized by New Ocean Wave on behalf of the Human papillomavirus and Anal Cancer Foundation.
Olympics 2012 London – Silver, Lightweight Double Scull World Championships World Cups World Rowing Under 23 Championships Great Britain Rowing Team Senior Trials.