UK - Andrew Warwick-Thompson has rejoined Hewitt Associates as a principal consultant with responsibility for the business development of the firm's retirement consulting activities.

He's rejoining after leaving the then Bacon & Woodrow in 2002, where he was a partner. The firm said: "Andrew Warwick-Thompson has over 20 years' experience in the financial services industry spanning insurance, pensions and asset management, both in the UK and mainland Europe."

Warwick-Thompson has advised the Financial Services Authority as well as the government on the launch of stakeholder pensions.

"We are delighted that Andrew has chosen to return to us," said Andy Cox, leader of Hewitt's UK Retirement practice.

"He is well-known within the financial services community as an original thinker with the ability to develop clear working strategies. I am sure that his breadth of view and experience will be of great value to our clients." 

"Much has happened in the field of retirement provision in the last few years, so I regard this as a perfect time to return to Hewitt with a new approach on some of the key issues which confront major organisations," Warwick-Thompson added.

"Hewitt has an impressive team and I am looking forward to working with them on some of the most pressing challenges, including the burgeoning DC and close-out markets. These are areas which are having a real impact on how companies manage their reward strategies, so fresh thinking is particularly important when seeking solutions which work equally well for both employers and employees."