New Zealand, 25 July, 2022
Mercer has announced the appointment of Andrew McKechnie in the newly created role of Head of Workforce Solutions, New Zealand. Mr McKechnie is responsible for helping New Zealand organisations unlock the full potential of their workforce through Mercer’s creative workforce solutions and data-driven strategies, and will support the firm’s strong growth agenda in New Zealand.
With more than 20 years’ experience in human resources and commercial management roles, Mr McKechnie brings extensive knowledge from his work with some of New Zealand’s leading corporations. He joins Mercer from Fonterra, where he was most recently Senior HR Business Partner for Africa, the Middle East, North Asia and the Americas. Prior to this, he was Fonterra’s Senior HR Business Partner for New Zealand, and has significant expertise in strategic organisational design, rewards and remuneration and employee experience.
Mr McKechnie said he was looking forward to harnessing Mercer’s local and global expertise to support New Zealand employers in addressing some of their biggest workforce challenges and opportunities.
Head of Workforce Solutions, New Zealand
“The pandemic has been ‘the great reset’ for employers, with many of the old rulebooks thrown out. As the war for talent rages on, leading organisations are taking advantage of the opportunity to enhance their workforce by redesigning work, working and the workplace. I’m impressed by Mercer’s vast knowledge in this space, and look forward to bringing the best of our solutions to help Mercer’s clients thrive in the new world of work,” Mr McKechnie said.
Martin Lewington, Mercer New Zealand CEO, said that in today’s rapidly changing working environment it is critical for organisations to stay ahead of the curve, and Mr McKechnie’s appointment was a clear indication of Mercer’s investment in workforce solutions locally.
“New Zealand employers are increasingly looking to us to help them transform and grow their businesses, particularly through new ways of working. As they reinvent themselves and their workforces, Andrew’s depth of knowledge of the New Zealand market, coupled with his passion for workforce strategy will only serve to benefit our clients, now and into the future.
“Mercer is global expert in workforce solutions and has been for many years, and we’re excited to bolster this capability locally. Andrew will build out his team over the coming months, as we bring more of our workforce expertise to organisations and help secure their futures,” Mr Lewington said.
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 83,000 colleagues and annual revenue of approximately $20 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 mercer.com.au. Follow Mercer on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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