Mercer appoints new UK DC Leader 

Former Head of Aviva Master Trust and Workplace Proposition, Suzanne Rose to lead Mercer’s DC advisory and Workplace Savings businesses

London, 26 September 2023 

Mercer, a global consulting and investments leader and a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), has confirmed the appointment of Suzanne Rose as its new UK Defined Contribution (DC) Leader. Ms Rose will report to Philip Parkinson, Mercer’s UK Head of Wealth and will join Mercer’s UK wealth leadership team.

Ms Rose is joining Mercer from Aviva where she held a number of roles both in the UK and overseas since 2002 and most recently, as Head of Aviva’s Master Trust and Workplace Proposition. In her new role, Ms Rose will work closely with counterparts internationally as part of Mercer’s global commitment to growth in DC.

According to Mr Parkinson, the UK DC Leader is a significant senior role within Mercer’s UK business and is pivotal to the future of Mercer’s DC business and its employees. 

“Suzanne’s enthusiasm and her deep knowledge and experience in the DC market makes me excited for both the future of this growing practice area and all the individuals in it,” said Mr Parkinson. “Suzanne brings with her a wealth of experience having progressed in her career to date through roles in DC master trust, digital propositions, strategy and operations in both UK and international markets. I am confident that together with the talented team at Mercer, we can create future growth and help even more clients achieve financial security in retirement."

Speaking of her appointment, Ms Rose said, “I am passionate about the DC industry and very excited by the opportunity to deliver on one of Mercer’s key strategies to build and grow its DC proposition. Mercer has a strong reputation for delivering innovative solutions that help clients and their members achieve their retirement goals and I look forward to building on that legacy.”

About Mercer

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 85,000 colleagues and annual revenue of over $20 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including MarshGuy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer and LinkedIn.

About Marsh McLennan

Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC) is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The Company’s 85,000 colleagues advise clients in 130 countries. With annual revenue of over $20 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses. Marsh provides data-driven risk advisory services and insurance solutions to commercial and consumer clients. Guy Carpenter develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations redefine the world of work, reshape retirement and investment outcomes, and unlock health and wellbeing for a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. For more information, visit, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.