Mercer confirmed today that Jo-Anne Bloch has returned to the Australian business to lead Mercer Wollongong, formerly Pillar Administration.
Reporting to Andrew Godfrey, Chief Operating Officer, Pacific, Ms Bloch starts her new position today, based in the Mercer Wollongong office.
Mr Godfrey welcomed Ms Bloch back to Australia and highlighted the important role she will play in establishing Mercer’s presence in Wollongong.
“It is with great enthusiasm we welcome Jo-Anne to the Wollongong team. Jo-Anne has the skills, determination and experience to create a sustainable organisation that delivers exceptional outcomes for our clients, and a great place to work for our people. We understand the role we play in the local community and remain dedicated to growing our presence in Wollongong to further benefit local employment opportunities and the community as a whole. Jo-Anne will play a pivotal role in strengthening Mercer’s relationships with the local community.
Ms Bloch confirmed her enthusiasm about her new role.
“I watched Mercer’s acquisition of Pillar from New York with a lot of interest. Everyone on the ground has worked exceptionally hard to get to where we are today and I am excited to be part of this growing and successful business.”
Ms Bloch returns to Mercer Australia having spent three years leading Mercer’s New York-based Global Innovation Hub. Prior to taking on her global position, Ms Bloch spent four years leading Mercer’s Financial Advice business in Australia, driving strategic direction and managing key client relationships.
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