Mercer, one of the world’s largest consultancy firms for superannuation, is excited to announce the appointment of Darren Stevens as Head of Superannuation (Product and Platform Strategy) - Pacific.
Based in Melbourne, Mr Stevens will identify and execute on opportunities to enhance and leverage Mercer’s local capabilities, global scale and partnership solutions for the benefit of Mercer’s master trust and superannuation clients for whom we provide services.
Ben Walsh, Managing Director and CEO of Mercer Australia said as a key influencer within the superannuation industry, Darren brings significant global capabilities, insight and leadership skills to a core area of our business that we are committed to grow for the benefit of clients.
“As Head of Superannuation, Darren’s strong background in driving and delivering on corporate strategies will see him take ownership of our superannuation business; driving the strategic direction, developing innovative future product and platform strategies, and playing a key role in our client relationships and engagement,” said Mr Walsh.
“With one in seven working Australians relying on Mercer to help secure their financial futures, Darren’s knowledge, experience and track record will ensure delivery of the best outcomes for clients and aligns with our growth strategy for the Pacific region.”
Mr Stevens has more than 30 years’ experience in the global financial services sector. He joins Mercer from Bravura where he was Director of Product Management and Strategy and responsible for developing, refining and executing Bravura’s corporate strategy for both its global Wealth Management and Global Funds Administration segments.
Prior to joining Bravura, Mr Stevens was Head of Strategy and Finance, Employer Superannuation at ING Australia, where he looked after strategic and operational planning for its employer superannuation business.
“I am really excited to be joining the Mercer team and help build on the transformative work they have been doing in enhancing the superannuation experience for their customers” said Mr Stevens.
Mr Walsh added that the appointment of Darren underscores our commitment to invest in the business so as to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Mercer’s investment in growth has already resulted in a number of key appointments; including Kylie Willment - Chief Investment Officer, Pacific, Will Burkitt - leader for innovation focusing on post-retirement, and in July of last year, the appointment of Pauline Vamos to the Mercer Superannuation (Australia) Limited (MSAL) Board.
With more than $2.5 trillion in superannuation assets, Australia’s retirement savings pool is now one of the largest in the world and, as one of the world’s largest consultancy and service firms for superannuation, Mercer is leading the charge.
With more than US$200 billion in funds under administration globally and 2.1 million members under administration in Australia, Mercer is one of the largest outsourced superannuation providers in the country. As well as being a super fund administrator, Mercer is one of Australia’s largest actuarial and investment consulting companies and operates the $23 billion Mercer Super Trust.
Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organisations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Across the Pacific, organisations look to Mercer for global insights, thought leadership and product innovation to help transform and grow their businesses.
Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With more than 65,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $14 billion, through its market-leading companies including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit www.mercer.com.au.