About Mercer

About Mercer

Our History

From the beginning, we’ve been in the business of putting people’s futures first. In 1945, William M. Mercer Ltd, began in Canada and grew to become a premier provider of actuarial and benefits consulting services. Acquired by Marsh & McLennan Companies in 1959 and merged with its own employee benefits department, the firm expanded through growth and acquisition to become a global leader in health, retirement, investments, and talent. Even as times have changed and our firm has evolved, our core purpose has remained clear: We make a positive difference in people’s lives. For generations, clients have counted on us to provide actionable insights and forward-thinking solutions, and as our global reach and resources have expanded, so have our capabilities.

Today, Mercer works with clients in 130 markets around the world, helping them continue to advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset — their people.

Marsh & McLennan Companies

Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of MARSH & McLENNAN (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The company’s more than 60,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. With annual revenue over $13 billion, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms. Marsh advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions.  Guy Carpenter develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients.

Local Leadership

Our leadership team sets the agenda for our New Zealand business and represent the drivers of our business today and where it’s evolving tomorrow. We believe the best ideas come from diversity of thought and experience and like our thousands of colleagues around the globe, our executive leadership team reflects an intersection of unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experience. This diverse group unites in its passion to propel our business forward while making a difference in the lives of those we serve.