Mercer UK appoints Sylvia Pozezanac as CEO

Mercer UK has appointed Sylvia Pozezanac as its new chief executive officer, a role she will begin in May 2019 replacing the incumbent CEO Fiona Dunsire.

Pozezanac, who’s appointment is subject to UK regulatory approval, will report to David Anderson, president of Mercer’s international region. As UK CEO, she 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 Pozezanac will also be to maximise the potential of the Jardine Lloyd Thompson acquisition, by Mercer’s parent company Marsh & McLennan.

She 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, 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.

Commenting on her appointment, 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.”

In addition, Mercer President and CEO, Martine Ferland, said: “Given her three decades of experience across the retirement and insurance sectors, Sylvia is the ideal person to lead our business in the UK. 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.”

“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.”

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