Emily O'Brien - CFO

Leadership Profile

Emily O'Brien

Chief Financial Officer, Pacific


Emily is the Chief Financial Officer for the Pacific and a Partner of Mercer. She is a member of the Pacific Leadership Team and a Director on multiple Boards of Mercer Australia. In her role, Emily has overall responsibility for the Finance function in Australia and New Zealand.


Emily has more than 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles across various industries, and a strong understanding of regulated and complex organisations. Prior to Mercer, Emily was the General Manager of Finance (Wealth & Capital Markets) at Australian Unity. Prior to that role, Emily held senior finance roles at Vicinity Centres and Macquarie. 

A strategic leader, Emily combines deep technical knowledge with excellent interpersonal skills. She is a change agent, highly regarded for her ability to advance the commercial and strategic vision of a business into an operational reality. 

Emily is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Melbourne.