Australia, March 24, 2020 Mercer, a global leader in redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being, and a business of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC), has today appointed David Bryant as its Pacific Zone Leader and Australia CEO. David is working with his current employer to determine a start date with Mercer. Upon joining, David will report to David Anderson, President of Mercer’s International Region.
David Bryant is currently the Chief Executive Officer, Wealth & Capital Markets, and Chief Investment Officer at Australian Unity where he has held senior leadership roles since joining in 2004. Before that, David was the General Manager, Superannuation and Private Clients, at Perpetual.
As Pacific Zone Leader and Australia CEO, David will work with the Pacific Leadership Team and draw on the global capabilities of Mercer to advance the firm’s position across Australia and New Zealand, maintaining Mercer’s unwavering commitment to putting its clients and colleagues first.
“Given his 28 years of experience across the financial services industry, David Bryant is the right person to lead Mercer forward in the Pacific,” said David Anderson, President, International for Mercer. “David has substantial experience leading multiple lines of business and has a strong track record of building highly successful and diverse leadership teams to execute on new strategies. David has long-standing relationships across the industry, notable depth in corporate governance and a strong market presence. He is also known for having the right balance between strategy and execution focus.”
Speaking about his new role, Mr Bryant said: “I am excited to be joining Mercer at such a dynamic time for clients and colleagues. I look forward to working with teams across the Pacific, including the leadership team, to drive profitable growth through delivering the most innovative solutions and high-quality service to clients to meet their current and future needs.”
Mr Anderson added: “I thank Ben Walsh for his leadership in the Pacific over the last five years. Our team’s achievements under his leadership are many during a period of significant growth and substantial change. Further, I want to thank Jo-Anne Bloch, who will be our Interim Pacific Zone Leader and Australia CEO, starting 30 April until David Bryant commences with Mercer. A huge thank you to Ben and Jo-Anne for their leading contributions to our successful leadership transition.”
Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses 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. Follow Mercer on Twitter or LinkedIn.