Rest appoints head of marketing
Industry fund Rest has appointed a head of member marketing to cover the maternity leave of Jo Wyatt.
Jane Merrick has a diverse background in consumer marketing in tech, finance, and government. She was a marketing manager at American Express, the GM of consumer marketing at IAG, and the GM of marketing, distribution, and sales for nib Travel.
The $54 billion superannuation fund has more than 1.7 million members in the retail space.
100 coffees to a new career
When Jane Merrick found herself looking for work during the COVID pandemic, she made it a point to both reconnect with her existing network and meet new people by having a coffee.
Rather than simply fire off CVs and cover letters, Merrick set out to make a human connection by having 100 coffees with 100 different people.
88 coffees into her plan, Merrick had found a new role, as head of marketing at Rest.
Reflecting on what she's learned, Merrick wrote, "2020 has been an intense and unexpected year, but I will remember it for the time of reflection, learning (in the process of completing 3 courses) trying new things, being open to different experiences, getting out of my comfort zone, and most of all, being resilient."
Head of Marketing