Tony Pugh has been appointed head of defined contribution (DC) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Aon Hewitt, ending his 28-year stint at Mercer.
At Mercer he was a senior partner and advised some of the UK's largest companies and DC plans, and had previously led Mercer's UK DC business and its European arm for three years.
Pugh (pictured above) said he joined the firm "at a time of growth and progress" with Aon's master trust completing the Quality Assurance Framework on 16 February.
Similarly, a number of other senior managers have been hired in the past year including Chris Inman who leads Aon's DC investment advisory service andTony Britton, who is in charge of DC delegated sales.
Aon Hewitt chief executive for EMEA Andy Cox added: "Tony Pugh has an impressive record and reputation in the DC market. He has continually demonstrated innovative ideas and skills, extending DC advice and solutions into wider savings which more effectively meet the needs of both employers and employees."
The government has confirmed the current interim chairwoman of The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO), Caroline Rookes, will continue the role in a permanent capacity.
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has appointed three non-executive directors and an executive director to its board.
Former Financial Regulators Complaints Commissioner Antony Townsend is to become chair of an expanded Determinations Panel at The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
Six members of Ross Trustees’ pension trustee and support teams have been promoted into new roles.