Australia, 30 March, 2021 – Mercer has announced three new appointments of Non-Executive Directors effective 1 April 2021, with Alice Williams and Dr Susan Gosling joining Mercer Investments (Australia) Limited and Jim Minto joining Mercer Superannuation (Australia) Limited.
CEO of Mercer Australia and President, Pacific Region, David Bryant said the strong governance that Mercer’s Boards provide was a key component in ensuring clients and members continue to thrive.
“Amidst the change and challenges that the Superannuation and Investment sectors continue to experience, what remains true is our purpose to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and our Boards play a key role in keeping us focused on this vision. I look forward to working with Alice, Susan and Jim as we deliver on our growth strategy,” Mr Bryant said.
Ms Williams joins the Board of Mercer Investments with more than 20 years’ experience as a Non-Executive Director across a range of sectors, including financial services, infrastructure and energy, for organisations including ASX-listed companies and Federal Government. Ms Williams is currently the Chair of the Investment Committee for Defence Health and Chair of the Audit Committee for Djerriwarrh Investments, among other positions.
A 35-year veteran in investment management, Dr Gosling also joins Mercer Investments’ Board having retired from her role of Head of Investments at MLC Asset Management in late 2019. During her 17 years at MLC, Dr Gosling pioneered market-leading investment processes and strategies. She is a member of MLC’s Private Equity investment Committee and Deputy Chair of non-profit Taldumande Youth Services.
Mercer Investments Chair Ross Butler said, “We are very fortunate to have two esteemed industry leaders join our Board of Directors. They bolster the capabilities of our Board – Susan is a recognised innovator, leader and mentor in our sector with a strong background in strategy and governance, and Alice has deep expertise in audit, risk, investment and remuneration,” Mr Butler said.
Mr Minto brings to Mercer Superannuation’s Board extensive knowledge of financial areas including insurance, superannuation, trustee services and investment management having worked at the CEO level for more than 26 years. Mr Minto has significant experience as a Non-Executive Director, and is currently the Chair of Swiss Re Life & Health Australia. He holds positions on the Boards of Dai-ichi Life Asia Pacific and the National Disability Insurance Agency, among other organisations. He was previously a Director of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), and served as the Chair from 2013 to 2015.
Mercer Superannuation Chair Jan Swinhoe said, “We are delighted that someone of Jim’s calibre and expertise will be joining us. He adds valuable skills and knowledge across financial services, leadership and governance to our Board. His contribution will strengthen our ability to provide our clients and our members with improved retirement outcomes, and strengthen our competitive position in the market.”
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 approximately 25,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in 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 over $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 @MercerAu and LinkedIn