Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. In Australia and New Zealand – and around the world – Mercer helps clients advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset; their people.
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer for Mercer in Australia
Ben is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer for Mercer in Australia and also heads the business across Australia and New Zealand. With a passion for culture, meaning and purpose, Ben has responsibility for delivering the firm’s business segments of Health, Wealth and Career to clients. He is also Chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) incorporating Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, Oliver Wyman and NERA in Australia.
Ben has worked for the Group for more than 20 years in a variety of local and regional roles, and has worked internationally in UK, USA and India.
Ben is a Director of five Mercer Boards including the Trustee of the AU$21 billion in funds under management Mercer Master Trust. He is also Chair of Pillar Australia effective December 2016. Ben was appointed to the Faculty of Business & Economics Advisory Board with The University of Melbourne in October 2015.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (University of Melbourne) and a Master of Business Administration (Melbourne Business School). He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.
In his spare time he Ubers for his two daughters and is an avid cyclist, participating in an annual 1,000km charity ride for Mercer SuperCycle. In 2016 Mercer SuperCycle raised over $450,000 to build homes for regional cancer patients.
Career Leader, Pacific
Garry is a Partner and leads Mercer’s Career business in the Pacific Market.
Garry has extensive leadership experience in human capital businesses in Australia and Europe. Garry consults with clients across the spectrum of broad-based rewards, executive compensation, organisation design and talent strategy.
University of Melbourne, MA, Industrial Relations (1992 – 1993) & BA (Hons), History (1977 – 1980)
RMIT University, Grad Dip Mgmt., Leadership & Management Development (1990 – 1991)
IMD Business School, Driving Strategic Innovation (2014)
Health Leader, Australia
Sarah leads the Health business in Australia. This business encompasses group disability and life insurance, private medical insurance, wellness and international inpat and expat health insurance services.
Prior to taking this position in 2013, Sarah worked at Mercer in London, where she was a principal consultant leading a team responsible for advising clients on health risk management.
Sarah’s consulting area of expertise focusses on assisting clients to review their employee health risks and service provision and develop new healthcare models with extensive experience in the professional services and investment banking sectors.
Prior to moving to the UK, Sarah held various consulting and management positions in the public and private healthcare sector in Australia, including Bupa (formerly MBF); the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and the Commonwealth Department of Health.
Sarah has two undergraduate degrees in Science and Arts from the University of Melbourne, and a post graduate degree in health education and promotion from La Trobe University.
Finance Director, Pacific
Peter joined Mercer in 2009 as the Asia Pacific Controller and then became Pacific Finance Director in 2013.
Peter’s expertise covers Funds Management and Custodians and he has held a number of Regional finance roles across Asia Pacific prior to and including working at Mercer.
He has over 25 years financial services experience, having previously worked for JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and AMP in various senior finance positions.
Peter has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting, is a Fellow CPA, and a Fellow member of FINSIA. He is based in Sydney.
Institutional Wealth Leader, Pacific
Simon is a Senior Partner and leads Mercer’s Institutional Wealth business in the Pacific Market.
Simon also advises a small number of institutions on all aspects of their investment programs. His particular areas of expertise are asset-liability modelling and investment strategy development. He is based in Sydney.
Since joining Mercer in 1992, Simon has provided investment advice to retirement schemes, sovereign wealth funds, university endowments, insurers and other institutional investors in Australia and Asia.
Simon has also lived and worked in Asia, having spent several years in both Singapore and Hong Kong.
Simon is a Director of Mercer Investments (Australia) Limited.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.
CEO Mercer New Zealand
In December 2016, Martin was appointed Country Corporate Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, New Zealand and he has been CEO of Mercer NZ since 2009.
Martin has also held senior roles with Mercer in investment management and investment consulting businesses since joining Mercer in 2006.
Martin has 30 years’ experience in corporate advisory consulting. Prior to Mercer, he worked for a boutique investment bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and EY. His background covers a range of consulting projects in New Zealand and the United Kingdom including Treaty of Waitangi settlements, corporate finance projects, investment consulting, privatisations and financial planning.
Martin holds a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University, is a CA member of the New Zealand of Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Pacific
Michelle is the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer for Mercer in the Pacific Market. She is a recognised industry leader with extensive governance, risk and compliance experience, and a specialist in regulatory reform.
Prior to Mercer, Michelle held many senior risk roles, including Head of Compliance, Head of Merger Integration, Head of Group Risk and Change and Head of Operational Risk for the Wealth and Retail Banking divisions of Westpac.
With over 15 years’ experience in building and managing risk and compliance teams, she has had diverse experience in multiple areas including, mergers and acquisitions, Board, risk and audit committee governance, financial advice, technology risk , capital adequacy requirements, operating model restructures and new product developments.
Michelle holds various Legal, Human Resources, Business and Learning Development qualifications.
Client Growth Leader, Pacific
Mette is a Partner and joined Mercer in 2015 as Client Growth Leader for the Pacific Market. She is responsible for enterprise-wide client management, development and experience, sales and sales enablement, and the management of major bids.
Prior to joining Mercer, Mette held executive roles at FleetPartners, The Nous Group and ANZ, with a career spanning Australia, Europe and the US. She has led large teams in Financial Services with profit and loss (P&L) responsibility, and enjoys helping businesses deliver sustainable profit growth and transformation through creating top line momentum.
Mette has valuable Board and Board Committee experience, is a Chartered Accountant (with her career commencing at PW in audit and Corporate Finance and subsequently with PwC in the Financial Services Strategy and Execution team in Europe where she was on the global PwC team for strategic retail distribution for financial services companies), Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She holds a B.Comm from Melbourne and Grad Dip in Applied Finance & Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia.
In her ‘spare time’ Mette enjoys working on furniture as designer – maker.
Sales Leader, Investments & Financial Services, Pacific
Brian is a Partner at Mercer and Sales Leader for Investments and Financial Services in the Pacific Market. He is responsible for business development activities and continued growth across these important businesses. He is based in Sydney.
Prior to joining Mercer in September 2015, Brian gained over 25 years of experience in the Corporate Superannuation and Investments area, including working at AMP, and the NAB group (Plum, JANA and MLC), managing teams responsible for business development, client relationship, technical support, and Group Insurance and business strategy. He has managed teams, projects and processes at a state, national and global level with a primary focus of ensuring the client experience and relationship is enhanced.
Brian holds Fellow status with the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) and serves as Deputy Chair on the NSW state ASFA Executive.
Chief Customer Officer, Pacific
Cambell is the Chief Customer Officer leading our Financial Advice, Customer, Digital and Consumer Marketing teams in the Pacific Market. He is responsible for the customer experience of around 1.3 million individuals across the Pacific.
Cambell joined Mercer in January 2014 as Consumer Marketing Leader. Prior to joining Mercer in 2014, Cambell’s 20 year global career has spanned a wide range of financial services in Australia, Asia and Europe. He’s held senior marketing and commercial roles in leading organisations such as ANZ, E*Trade, OnePath, and the London Stock Exchange.
He holds an MBA, a Bachelor of Applied Science, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.
B2B Marketing Leader, Pacific
Natalie leads the B2B Marketing team for Australia & New Zealand.
In her role, she is responsible for the strategic delivery of Marketing capabilities that drive demand generation, revenue growth and truly client centric partnerships, as well as positioning the Mercer brand prominently across the region.
Prior to joining Mercer, Natalie’s career has spanned 15 years across a wide range of professional, financial services and banking in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. She has held senior marketing and commercial roles in leading organisations such as ANZ Banking Group, Bank of Melbourne, IOOF and CPA Australia.
Natalie holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce.