Ed Francis was named head of investment for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Towers Watson, confirmed a company spokesman.
Mr. Francis replaces Chris Ford, who was named in February as global head of the consulting firm's investment business. Mr. Ford replaced Carl Hess, who was appointed managing director of the Americas.
Mr. Francis was previously head of the U.K. client consulting team at Towers Watson. A replacement for Mr. Francis will be announced soon, according to the spokesman.
Sophie Baker contributed to this story.