Alex Clayton will start his role from 1 November

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Willis has promoted Alex Clayton to head of construction for Willis GB, the operating segment that includes Willis’s specialty, facultative and retail insurance businesses in the UK.

In his new role which starts on 1 November Clayton will be based in London and will work with the existing construction leadership team.

He will lead the local construction team and oversee the risk management and broking requirements for all of Willis’s major construction industry clients.

In his current role at Willis Clayton heads up the Latin American and Caribbean property team out of London.

Willis GB head of property and casualty Alistair Rivers 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.”

Commenting on his new role Clayton added: “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.”