UK - Jardine Lloyd Thompson has made two new appointments to its Glasgow-based consulting and actuarial team.
Roger MacNicol will join the team as consulting director and will head the office.
Brendan Turley will join the human resources consulting services team as the head of share schemes and employment law.
Before joining JLT, MacNicol was a principal consultant with KPMG, providing actuarial and pensions advice to clients across Scotland. He has also worked for Aon Consulting.
Turley is a qualified solicitor, specialising in equity incentive plans, reward strategies and employment law.
He previously worked for Dundas & Wilson (formerly part of the Andersen Legal network), and was head of its incentives practice.
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