KPMG has promoted James Riley and David O'Hara from director to partner within its pension team as part of its annual review.
Riley works with some of the largest private sector schemes including many FTSE 100 companies, while O'Hara provides investment advisory solutions to both the private and public sector.
Their promotions effective from 1 October are two of seven promotions within the UK business.
Iain McLellan, Kerry Oakes, Claire Whittaker, James Keclik and Laura Higgins have all been promoted from senior manager to director.
These positions are based in Scotland, the Midlands, the South and London.
KPMG head of pensions Andrew Coles said:"These are highly skilled individuals who are expert in helping companies and trustees navigate the complex world of pensions to deliver effective solutions to the pension challenges organisations face."
He added he sees "huge potential for our future as we continue with our growth plans", which will create a wide range of opportunities for the team.
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