UK - William M. Mercer has appointed Paul Sanchez as head of its UK communication consulting practice, and a European partner.
He joins the company from US public relations firm, Stoorza Communications, where he was executive vice president.
Sanchez is a member of the board of directors of the International Association of Business Communicators, and is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America.
At Mercer, Sanchez will manage all aspects of Mercer's communication consulting business, including communication of benefit and compensation programmes and changes in legislation affecting aspects of the employer/employee relationship.
By Janet Du Chenne
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