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Alex Clayton Appointed Head of Construction for Willis GB

LONDON, Oct. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk advisory, re/insurance broking and human capital and benefits firm, announced today the appointment of Alex Clayton as Head of Construction for Willis GB, the operating segment that includes Willis’s specialty, facultative and retail insurance businesses in Great Britain.

Based in London and working alongside the existing construction leadership team, Clayton’s new role will be focused on leading the local construction team and overseeing the risk management and broking requirements for all of Willis’s major construction industry clients.

Clayton has experience of leading a number of high-performing specialty teams at Willis, including in terrorism, general liability and property. In his current capacity he heads up the Latin American and Caribbean property team out of London. Clayton assumes his new role on November 1 but will continue with his current responsibilities until the end of the year.

Alistair Rivers, Head of Property & Casualty for Willis GB, said: “Today, more than ever, the construction industry is evolving rapidly as contractors are diversifying their operations, entering new global markets, taking on greater contractual risk and being asked to provide private funding for many projects. To help them navigate this environment, our clients need intelligence based solutions that deliver resilience and help them meet their commercial objectives.”

Bill Creedon, Global Head of Willis’s Construction Industry, added: “Willis’s London based centre of excellence for construction is the very essence of what differentiates our global client offering. Alex will lead this vital cornerstone of our operations, reinforcing our commitment to deliver the best solutions for our construction clients globally. He will marshal Willis’s global resources and help to build and develop the strongest construction team in our industry.”

Clayton commented: “Willis already has an enviable reputation in the construction sector. We have a recipe for success, with a highly regarded team of specialists and a reputation for delivering innovative solutions in partnership with underwriters. I am personally very excited about leading the team as we match Willis’s strong, nimble and global capabilities with the changing needs of our clients.”

About Willis
Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk advisory, re/insurance broking, and human capital and benefits firm. With roots dating to 1828, Willis operates today on every continent with more than 18,000 employees in over 400 offices. Willis offers its clients superior expertise, teamwork, innovation and market-leading products and professional services in risk management and transfer. Our experts rank among the world’s leading authorities on analytics, modelling and mitigation strategies at the intersection of global commerce and extreme events. Find more information at our website,, our leadership journal, Resilience, or our up-to-the-minute blog on breaking news, WillisWire. Across geographies, industries and specialisms, Willis provides its local and multinational clients with resilience for a risky world.


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