Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, announced today that it has appointed Sylvia Pozezanac as its UK Chief Executive Officer. Ms Pozezanac will join the firm in May 2019 and report to David Anderson, President of Mercer’s International region. The appointment is subject to UK regulatory approval.
As UK CEO, Ms Pozezanac will partner with the UK leadership team to advance Mercer’s position across its heath, wealth and career businesses, maintaining the firm’s unwavering commitment to putting clients first. A key focus for Ms Pozezanac will also be to maximise the potential of the Jardine Lloyd Thompson acquisition, by Mercer’s parent company Marsh & McLennan.
Ms Pozezanac joins from Prudential Financial, where she spent six years in its New York office, most recently as Senior Managing Director for Prudential Client Management. Previously, Ms Pozezanac spent 26 years at Willis Towers Watson in several leadership roles in its retirement and insurance businesses, as well as leading the integration of Towers Perrin’s and Watson Wyatt’s sales and marketing functions.
Speaking about her new role, Ms Pozezanac said: “I am delighted to be joining Mercer at such an exciting time for clients and colleagues. I look forward to working with teams across the UK, including the leadership team, to grow the business through delivering the most innovative solutions and high-quality service to clients to meet their current and future needs.”
“Given her three decades of experience across the retirement and insurance sectors, Sylvia is the ideal person to lead our business in the UK,” said Martine Ferland, Mercer President and CEO. “Sylvia is known in the industry as a client-focused creative thinker, change agent and solution provider. Our UK business and clients will benefit from her experience across mature and emerging businesses, deep subject matter expertise and significant leadership expertise.”
Ms Ferland added: “David Anderson and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Fiona Dunsire for her strong leadership in the UK over the last six years. Her achievements are many, and we are particularly grateful for her tireless work to improve opportunities for women and minorities across the industry, launching the groundbreaking Mercer Workplace Savings and for her instrumental part in developing the UK’s digital DC and savings propositions. Fiona will continue as UK CEO until Sylvia joins in May, and we would like to wish her the best in her role as Wealth Leader for our growth market countries.”
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 23,000 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 75,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $15 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.