Global advisory and brokerage company Willis Towers Watson has appointed Pamela Thomson-Hall as its new head of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (Ceemea).

She also becomes head of corporate risk and broking (CRB) for the region. She starts both roles with immediate effect and is based in London.

Thomson-Hall has a legal background and joined the company nearly 20 years ago as general counsel for Willis’ international business operations, a post she held for almost 15 years. She then led the teams involved in the acquisition and integration of French broker Gras Savoye, before becoming chief of staff for the international region of Willis Towers Watson. Her most recent role is managing director for international. She is also chair of Willis Towers Watson’s international council for inclusion and diversity.

In her new position, she will drive business growth across a geographic region of more than 40 countries, with a focus on client engagement and innovation. Her CRB role will involve setting strategic and operational direction for the company’s network of risk advisory and broking businesses.