Gary Bowker has joined global firm William M Mercer as senior employment law consultant, based in London.
His new role involves advising clients on employment law issues especially diversity and discrimination matters.
Bowker has more than 20 years experience of legal analysis, research and reporting of equal opportunities developments in the workplace. Most recently he worked at the Industrial Relations Service, where he was the editor of Equal Opportunities Review and Discrimination Case Law Digest.
He continues as a member of the Discrimination Lawyers Association and the CIPD Steering Group on equal pay.
By Madhu Kalia
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has announced it will shrink its board by more than one-third as part of a governance overhaul to make it "agile and more appropriate".
Smaller FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) schemes were nearly 15 percentage points less well-funded than larger schemes in 2017, according to a Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) analysis.
The advent of collective pension systems could help the UK avoid demographic challenges which will make it "impossible" for society to help savers in retirement, experts say.