16 February 2017Insurance

JLT poaches Willis senior vice president to grow cargo business

The US subsidiary of broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) has appointed Jim White as senior vice president.

White joins JLT Specialty USA from Willis Towers Watson, where he was responsible for the development of their marine insurance business.

In his new role, White will be based in San Francisco, California, and work with JLT's global cargo team with a focus on expanding cargo and stock throughput for the US business, including product design, market placement and servicing large complex risks.

Mike Rice, CEO at JLT Specialty USA, said: "We are happy that Jim has joined our team in San Francisco. Jim's experience and in-depth knowledge of cargo brokerage will be very beneficial not only for our team, but also for our clients."

Gordon Longley, CEO of JLT Specialty, cargo and US property, added: "We are pleased to announce Jim's appointment and delighted to welcome him to the JLT Cargo team as we are committed to providing our clients with specialized expertise."

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