Thomas L. Elliott III was named COO, consulting practices, for Mercer Human Resource Consulting, confirmed spokesman Charles Salmans. It is a new position. Mr. Elliott reports to M. Michele Burns, chairman and CEO. Mr. Elliott was president of the global commercial industries business unit at consulting firm Unisys. The position was filled by Howard Barrett, who was previously head of global communications for the U.K. and continental Europe with the firm, spokesman Brian Daly said.
William Smith was named managing director at JPMorgan Worldwide Securities Services and will head worldwide new business development ex-Europe and Asia, for the securities lending and execution products unit, said Pam Snook, spokeswoman. It is a new position. Mr. Smith will report to Paul Wilson, global client and sales executive of that unit. Mr. Smith was a managing director at HSBC Bank USA; HSBC spokeswoman Juanita Gutierrez could not confirm whether he had been replaced.