Mercer hires new Australia CEO from Australian Unity

Executive Move


Mercer has named David Bryant as their new Australia CEO and Pacific zone leader.

Bryant is presently the CEO and CIO for Australian Unity, looking after all of the organisation's financial services and investment activities. He is also a director with the Financial Services Council. Before joining Australian Unity

"Given his 28 years of experience across the financial services industry, David Bryant is the right person to lead Mercer forward in the Pacific," said Mercer's international president David Anderson. "[Bryant] has substantial experience leading multiple lines of business and has a strong track record of building highly successful and diverse leadership teams to execute on new strategies.

"David has long-standing relationships across the industry, notable depth in corporate governance and a strong market presence. He is also known for having the right balance between strategy and execution focus."

Bryant said that he's excited to be joining Mercer at such a dynamic time. "I look forward to working with teams across the Pacific, including the leadership team, to drive profitable growth through delivering the most innovative solutions and high-quality service to clients to meet their current and future needs."

Jo-Anne Bloch will continue in the acting CEO role until Bryant commences.


July 2020

Chief Executive Officer, Wealth & Capital Markets

Australian Unity Wealth and Capital Markets


July 2020

Pacific Zone Leader and Australia CEO