Jo-Anne Bloch, Mercer’s Financial Advice Business Leader has been appointed to lead one of Mercer’s new global Innovation Hubs, which will see her relocate to New York for 12 months.
Jo-Anne will work to implement transformative solutions enabling Mercer to provide new products, access new customers, develop new distribution channels, and enter new markets faster and more effectively in the future.
Commenting on the announcement, Ben Walsh, Senior Partner, Financial Services Business Leader, Pacific said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for Jo-Anne and is recognition of the contribution she has made to Mercer’s Australian operations over the last four years.”
Jo-Anne will continue to lead the Australian Financial Advice team until her departure in early July.
“Financial advice is an absolutely essential capability for Mercer. We do very important and valuable work for our private clients and customers. We intend to continue to grow the business and to be even more successful in this space in the future,” said Mr Walsh.
Jo-Anne has played a valuable mentoring role at Mercer and is an active participant in various networks and, government and industry bodies including the MMC Women’s Network, the ASIC External Advisory Panel and the Federal Government Taskforce to create a financial services hub in Australia.
“Mercer’s global Innovation Hubs are an exciting development for the business, and I’m looking forward to propelling its growth and development globally”, Ms Bloch said.
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