Anthony Langridge becomes regional chairman of of broker's Asia operations

Jardine Lloyd Thompson has appointed Anthony Langridge as regional chairman of JLT Asia with effect from 4th January 2010.

JLT has over 700 employees working across 10 countries and 2 territories in Asia. JLT said it has identified Asia as having the potential to add significantly to the group's future success and to help achieve its strategic objectives for the region it is recruiting key staff to further strengthen its capabilities.

Langridge has spent more than 30 years in Asia. He has held a number of senior positions within Aon, most recently as chairman of their Hong Kong Operations, he has an excellent and proven reputation with clients in the region and will play a key role in the continued development of their business strategies in Asia.

Dominic Burke, JLT Group chief executive said: “I am delighted to welcome Tony to our operations in Asia, he provides yet more strength and depth to our senior management team in the region and with his experience and knowledge he will add great value as we continue to drive our expansion of major corporate business in Asia.

I would like to thank Brian Carpenter for his significant contribution to the development of our businesses in the region during his time as Asia Pacific chairman; Brian retains board responsibility for and is executive chairman of JLT's operations in Australasia."