Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), has announced that Laura McKim has been appointed as the UK Career Business Leader. Based in the London office, Ms McKim will be responsible for leading the Career business to build people strategies, design integrated solutions and implement technologies that enable organisations’ workforces to thrive in a digital world. She will also join the UK Leadership team.
Ms McKim joined Mercer as a university graduate 16 years ago. She worked as a consultant for a decade, specialising in the design and implementation of solutions to drive the engagement and performance of the workforce. She then took on a number of internal roles alongside her client work, including global line of business support and operations leadership. In 2017 she went on to become the Talent Strategy practice leader in the UK, helping clients get ready for the future of work with advanced analytics, performance and leadership strategies. Ms McKim has been acting as the interim UK Career leader since summer 2017.
“Following an extensive selection process I am very pleased that Laura will become our UK Career Business Leader,” commented Fiona Dunsire, Mercer UK CEO. “Laura has already demonstrated her strategic vision for the business, as well as her operational and people leadership capabilities. Mercer prides itself on nurturing its people and it is very rewarding to appoint someone who has been with the firm since the start of her career.”
“I am delighted to have been appointed UK Career Business Leader and to join the Mercer leadership team,” said Ms McKim. “It is an exciting time for the Career business as we are uniquely positioned to partner with our clients as they design and execute people strategies and technology solutions which drive strategic change in response to digital disruption. I look forward to continuing to grow our offering and working with my dynamic and talented colleagues in our Career team.”
Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organisations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With nearly 65,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $14 billion, through its market-leading companies 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. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer. In the UK, Mercer Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.