Gary Evans has left Mercer after 10 years to head up Hymans Robertson's third-party administration (TPA) practice.
Effective on 2 July, Evans (pictured) replaced Tracy Weller who left the role in May and joined B&CE as group director of business operations.
Evans is responsible for leading and developing the firm's TPA practice, and reports to partner and head of practices Bryan Chalmers.
He was principal and senior client relationship manager in pension administration at Mercer, and has previously worked in a number of senior operational and client management roles.
Chalmers said: "Excellent administration is the foundation for every successful pension scheme and I'm immensely proud in the quality of service Hymans Robertson provide for our clients."
He added he is "confident" that Evans's expertise and experience will "lead the practice to continued success".
Evans added: "The introduction of Freedom and Choice was a milestone in the pensions industry and changed the landscape of retirement almost unrecognisably.
"As a result trustees increasingly need the support of quality pension administration providers such as Hymans Robertson to meet their members' expectations and I'm excited to be joining the team here as it navigates this changing environment."
Evans currently sits on the board of the Pensions Administration Standards Association and is currently leading an industry-wide review of the defined benefit transfer process.
He was also involved in drafting the original industry guidance on pension scams and developing industry standards for DC transfers.
Evans's previous roles include a director at PwC from 2005 to 2007, regional head at Willis Towers Watson from 2000 to 2005 and consultant at Mercer from 1991 to 2000.
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