Helen Gilchrist and Jayesh Patel were promoted to serve as co-leads of Willis Towers Watson's Defined Contribution Plus advisory business in the U.K., a spokesman said.
Ms. Gilchrist and Mr. Patel, who are are jointly responsible for the DC Plus consulting business, replaced Kevin Stratford, who was the sole lead of the business for 12 years. Mr. Stratford remains at the firm as senior consultant, focusing on key business initiatives.
Ms. Gilchrist oversees employees and operations, while Mr. Patel is responsible for clients. Both report to Rash Bhabra, U.K. head of retirement.
Ms. Gilchrist worked as national people and operations leader for the DC Plus business. Mr. Patel was senior director in the business, leading the London DC Plus team.
"Helen and Jayesh are both outstanding candidates to take on this fast changing business and grow and develop it further," Mr. Bhabra said in a news release Monday. "Partnering them together in this leadership role combines their complimentary skills and ensures equal focus on our people and our clients."