Senior Partner and Global Leader of When Women Thrive and Multinational Client Group, Mercer
Pat Milligan is a Senior Partner and Global Leader, Multinational Client Group. Previously, she served as President of Mercer's North America region from 2012 until 2015. Prior to that, she was the President of Mercer’s Talent business segment and led the human capital, information solutions, and workforce communication and change businesses. From 2005 through 2008, Pat was the Chief Markets Officer where she successfully led a number of Mercer’s key initiatives, including the implementation of the global client relationship management system, the sales effectiveness program and the repositioning of Mercer’s brand.
Prior to joining Mercer in 2005, Pat led the worldwide markets business at Mellon Human Resources Services. She also spent two years in Mellon's HR Outsourcing and has first hand experience in integrating consulting and outsourcing capabilities. Pat also held various business leadership roles at Towers Perrin, where she led the Human Resource Effectiveness business and built and led the Change Management, Communication & Measurement, and People Strategy businesses. In addition, she was the Managing Director of strategic planning, and sales and marketing. Pat was a member of Towers Perrin's Board of Directors.
For most of her 25-year career, she has collaborated with and been involved in innovative and pioneering work in the area of human capital strategy, HR function strategy, talent management and rewards strategy. In 2011, Pat was the Project Advisor for The World Economic Forum’s Practicing Talent Mobility for Economic Growth project. The successful outcome of the World Economic Forum-Mercer collaboration enables a global community of leaders to connect, educate and share information to drive a shared agenda, which will enhance global workforce mobility to stimulate economic growth. She is currently leading the second phase of the research project.
Pat currently serves on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council. In May 2012, she was selected by Consulting Magazine − which is published by the Kennedy Institute − as one of the nation’s top 25 consultants, recognized for her excellence in leadership.
Pat is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.