Australia, July 28, 2022
Mercer has announced the appointment of Brad Tallents as Head of Client Services & Growth, Mercer Super. Mr Tallents will lead Mercer Super’s client portfolio which includes Mercer’s flagship Mercer Super Trust. In this role, Mr Tallents will be responsible for ensuring the firm continues to deliver sustainable and competitive value to clients and their members, while growing its footprint in the Australian superannuation market.
Tim Barber, CEO of Mercer Super, said that Mercer Super clients would benefit from Mr Tallents’ appointment, as the firm further cements itself as a leading provider of superannuation.
“It’s an exciting time at Mercer Super as we grow and enhance our proposition to the market. Brad has proven success in delivering strong client outcomes, and I’m looking forward to leveraging the perspective he can bring to our corporate client base to better engage, retain and grow our membership,” Mr Barber said.
With more than 15 years’ experience in financial services, Mr Tallents joins Mercer from MLC, where he was most recently Head of Super Product, Wealth Product and Platforms. During his time at MLC, Mr Tallents led a team managing over $100 billion in assets, more than one million members and over 20,000 employers. He brings extensive experience to Mercer and its clients, with a focus on developing new and innovative product, service and pricing solutions to improve growth, retention and profitability.
Head of Client Services & Growth, Mercer Super
Mr Tallents’ appointment follows the announcement that BT Super is merging into the Mercer Super Trust, creating a $65 billion superannuation fund servicing over 850,000 members.
At a time of rapid industry consolidation and change, Mr Tallents said he was looking forward to working with Mercer Super’s existing and incoming clients as they create sustainable outcomes for their members in retirement.
“Mercer has a diverse range of superannuation clients, and I’m excited about the opportunity to harness the best of price, performance and member services, as well as global and local scale to help them deliver even better retirement outcomes for their members,” Mr Tallents said.
Mercer Super’s client team is currently led by Reece Saywell, who will assume responsibility for leading the BT Super transition for clients.
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