George West was appointed to the role of the General Manager Commercial - Australia for Swire Shipping in October 2012. Prior to taking on this role he was the Line Manager for the Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands Services (2008-2012).

George joined the Swire group in 2001 and spent nine of those years working in the Swire Shipping trades department, as a Trade Manager, in various Services including Chief Container Service (PNG), New Guinea Pacific Line and the Pacific Islands.  His most recent role prior to moving into shipping was National Marketing Manager for Swire Shipping Agency responsible for sales performance of the Agency’s activities on behalf of two principals: Swire Shipping and Pacific Forum Line. Prior to joining the Swire group he worked in a number of industries, including Steel, FMCG, Transport , Freight Forwarding and Shipping.

George graduated from the University of Technology (UTS) in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Business, Diploma in Workplace Training and Assessment (ASCM)  and has attended the AMP executive course at INSEAD.