Mercer announces key leadership appointments across strategy, sales and commercial acceleration


Australia, 31 March, 2021 – Mercer has announced two newly-created roles in its Pacific Leadership Team, with Helen Murdoch appointed as Sales and Commercial Acceleration Leader and Saranne Brodrick joining as Chief Strategy Officer.


David Bryant, Mercer’s President, Pacific Region & CEO, Australia, said the newly-created roles were critical capabilities for the strategic direction of the business.


“As the opportunities in the market change, so must we. Increasingly, our clients are coming to us with complex needs, and we have the ability to add greater value by bringing the diverse capabilities and solutions across our business together,” Mr Bryant said.


“In these newly-created roles, Helen and Saranne will oversee and drive our capabilities in sales, commercial acceleration, and strategy, so that we can better deliver a holistic offering to our clients and drive growth for the business, and for the benefit of our clients,” he said.


Ms Murdoch will commence as Sales and Commercial Acceleration Leader in June, responsible for the growth agenda of the business. A recognised market leader, Ms Murdoch joins from MLC where she held the role of General Manager, Corporate Superannuation for MLC Masterkey and Plum. She returns to Mercer having previously held leadership roles across product and investments from 2011 to 2018. In her previous role leading Mercer’s Multi-Manager Funds, Ms Murdoch drove significant growth of the business’ funds under management.


Ms Brodrick joins Mercer in April, and will be accountable for the business’ analytics, insights and strategic planning in her role as Chief Strategy Officer, to support the firm’s sustainable growth. She brings to Mercer her significant experience leading large strategic business projects. Most recently, Ms Brodrick was a Director at Deloitte in the  Mergers, Acquisitions, Separations and Integrations team, and previously held a range of senior roles at ANZ, EY and Citibank. 


“We have deep knowledge and specialist capabilities at Mercer. With Helen and Saranne as part of our leadership, we’ll have greater alignment and consistency across our business areas to better deliver our expertise as one firm. I’m looking forward to working closely with them and the valuable contribution they will make to the growth of our business and our clients,” said Mr Bryant.






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