London-hedaquartered broker Heath Lambert has appointed Merise Wheatley as managing director of its captives management division, based in Guernsey.

Ms Wheatley joined Heath Lambert Insurance Management Group in July 2002, having previously been a director of Marsh in Guernsey for nine years and a senior account executive in Johnson & Higgins Cayman Islands for five years.

Alan Pratten, Managing Director at Heath Lambert's Major Accounts Group commented: "We are delighted that Merise will be taking on the role of managing director. She has over 15 years experience in the captives management industry and is ideally placed to take forward our captive advisory and management practice.

"We believe that as well as providing a captive management capability in Guernsey that is second to none, we can use our broader-based knowledge of self insurance options and other captive domiciles as a valuable resource in attracting and retaining business for the rest of the group."