UK- Paul Couchman is replacing Bill Rayner as consultant William M Mercer’s head of pensions administration. Couchman, who will be based in London, takes up the post at the beginning on April and consequently becomes a member of the UK board.

As head of the department, Couchman will oversee more than 1,200 Mercers’ employees. He is promoted from head of Mercer’s retirement unit in the city of London, a job that will be filled by senior consultant David Fogarty.

Rayner is taking on what Mercers calls a “senior professional affairs role”. Rayner was unavailable for elaboration.