UK – Consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has made six human resources appointments, including new hires from Mercer and Towers Perrin.

The firm’s HR transaction services group has hired Dimitris Efthyvoulou from Towers Perrin and Mercer Human Resource Consulting actuary Neil Speight.

Other appointments include Sue Loseby from the Royal Mail Group and Erika Ahr from PWC’s Stockholm office and Sondra Dryer and Cindy Fraterrigo from PWC in the US.

“The need for further expansion reflects a greater realisation among our clients, both of the importance of addressing the 'people aspects' involved in transactions and of PricewaterhouseCoopers' expertise in helping them address these issues in the commercial context of the deal,” said Marc Hommel, leader of the team.

“In recent years, our specialist HR Transactions group has probably provided pension due diligence advice on more deals than any other UK adviser, and demand for other aspects of our services is growing even faster."