UK/IRELAND – Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow has reshuffled its senior management and appointed Roger Parkin to succeed Richard Moore as UK and Ireland managing director.

Moore is stepping down to work on a part-time basis. He will focus on supporting the integration of Hewitt’s businesses in Ireland and on managing several major clients. In August Hewitt bought Irish employee benefits consultancy Becketts, citing “natural synergies”.

Parkin, currently head of retirement and financial management in the UK, will succeed Moore from the beginning of 2004.

He will be replaced by Alan Phillips, a member of the retirement and financial management team.

Hewitt has also announced a new head of UK investment consulting. Anthony Ashton, who presently fulfils the role will be taking on a newly created position as head of brand development. The creation of a brand development team follows the firm’s strategy to “drive thought leadership and communication activities, and to focus them on the issues of greatest importance to clients,” says Parkin.

The new head of UK investment consulting will be Andrew Tunningley. He has been with the company since 1990 and recently headed the practice’s expansion of property advisory service into the pan-European market. He also managed the practice’s response to Myners related issues in the UK.

Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow is the UK business of global outsourcing and consulting firm, Hewitt Associates.