Willis Group expands London M&A team

Willis Group Holdings, the US insurance broker, has appointed Alena Watchorn to its mergers & acquisitions practice group as an executive director.

Watchorn joins from HSBC Insurance Brokers, where she headed up the corporate finance team and simultaneously built an environmental insurance advisory team. At Willis she will be focussing on broadening and strengthening the relationships the firm has with M&A clients and their advisers.