EUROPE - Watson Wyatt LLP says it has promoted 14 European associates to partner.

It said: “The new partners are involved in a wide variety of financial and people management disciplines, including benefits consulting, benefits administration, investment consulting, insurance and financial services consulting and human capital consulting.”

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of these new partners to the firm," said senior partner Paul Thornton.

"They are all a key influence behind meeting our clients' expectations and will contribute significantly to our development as we continue to strengthen our market leading position."

The partners are: Spencer Bowen, Paola Bradley, Keith Burns, James Colegrave, Sue Elliott, Kevin Empey, Martin Faulkner, Tim Hodgson, Paul Holloway, Christian Lux, Lesley-Ann Morgan, Tadahiko Mori, Dion Read, Paul Victory.