Appointments update 29 October

- Sackers and Partners LLP has appointed Joseph Wood and Caroline Marshall as associates.

Their arrival is part of the firm’s planned expansion programme and takes the total number of lawyers at Sackers to 61, 10 of whom have joined since the beginning of 2018. Wood joins from Norton Rose Fulbright, where he qualified earlier this year. At Sackers he will advise trustees and employers on a wide range of defined benefit and defined contribution issues. Marshall trained and qualified at Pinsent Masons. She joins Sackers’ highly regarded specialist litigation team and will advise trustees and employers on all types of dispute from member complaints to high court litigation.

- Mercer Marsh Benefits has appointed Nick McMenemy as consulting leader for London and the South East region.

Based in London, McMenemy will report to Chris Bailey, partner and head of corporate, Mercer Marsh Benefits. He has over 22 years’ experience in the pensions and financial services industry. Most recently, he was director of large corporate consulting at JLT Employee Benefits, where he led consultants across the UK and implemented a new operating model focused on targeting clients and optimising service delivery. Previously, he was sales and proposition development director at Gallagher and before that role, he was a director at Towergate Financial.

- Clumber Consultancy has appointed Jo Austin as information assurance officer.

Austin has worked within a wide range of data security roles, including as Station Information Manager in the Royal Air Force and joins Clumber Consultancy after working with the business in a consultancy role for the last two years. The previous two years with Clumber Consultancy have seen Austin lead on the adoption and integration of highly stringent GDPR and data security practices within the business, which by its nature deals with incredibly sensitive and confidential information.

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