George McGhie has been named operations managing director at Jardine Lloyd Thompson Asia, a provider of insurance and risk expertise. The appointment follows the transfer of Simon Weaver from Hong Kong to Indonesia, where he is the firm's new MD in Jakarta. McGhie previously ran JLT's captive management business in Asia. He reports to Mike Methley, JLT Asia’s managing director.

McGhie has been in the insurance industry for 24 years, half of them in Asia. He started in claims management and then captive and risk finance consulting at Sun Alliance Insurance in the United Kingdom. In 1992 he joined Johnson & Higgins in Bermuda (now part of Marsh) with the brief of establishing an Asian business. He has been with JLT since 2001.

JLT Asia provides risk solutions, insurance and reinsurance broking, risk management and corporate consulting, with 500 professionals in 10 Asian countries.