US - Thomas L. Elliott has joined Mercer Human Resource Consulting as chief operating officer of its consulting businesses.
In the newly created role, Elliott will report to Michele Burns, chairman and chief executive officer of Mercer Human Resource Consulting.
Prior to joining Mercer, Elliott was with Unisys Corporation, where, beginning in 2004, he served as president of its Global Commercial Industries business unit. Previously, from 2002 to 2004, he was executive vice president of Global Integration at BearingPoint, Inc., where he oversaw the integration of the Arthur Andersen global business consulting practice.
In other news, Bradley Smith has been appointed head of Hewitt’s US investment group practice.
In that role, Smith will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of the U.S. Investment Consulting practice and the development of thought leadership and the creation of quality investment consulting services and solutions.
Prior to his appointment, Smith managed the Southeast region of Hewitt's U.S. investment consulting practice in Atlanta. He has more than 19 years experience in the investment industry and prior to joining Hewitt was a senior consultant and practice leader for a regional investment consulting firm located in the Mid-Atlantic region.
This week's edition of Professional Pensions is out now.
The government is in talks with the UK and Irish pensions regulators over how to protect members of cross-border schemes in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The equalisation of guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs) is at least two years away from being completed, and could take longer than four years for some schemes, a poll has found.
The Pensions Regulator will consider if schemes should be required to have professional trustees and assess the case for greater regulation of administrators and system providers, PP can reveal.