Andrew Coles has been made head of UK pensions at KPMG and will succeed Andrew Cawley who is retiring on 1 March after 21 years with the firm.
Coles (pictured above) will oversee KPMG's pension team advising companies and trustees on developing strategies to manage UK schemes.
Coles has 25 years' experience, mostly spent at KPMG and began his career in Birmingham before becoming a partner in the south region in 2006.
He will be part of a 400 strong team at KPMG which works with employers, trustees and providers on pensions issues.
Innovation was playing an increasingly important role within pensions according to Coles. "The role of technology in our industry has made a step change in recent years and we continue to innovate and invest in this area," he said.
KPMG head of solutions Karen Briggs added: "The introduction of the new freedoms and choice and the recent consultation on pension tax relief means that we are likely to see continuing change to the UK pensions landscape and demand for the solutions we bring in both the pension and wider reward environment."
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