Mercer announces leadership changes

Mercer announces leadership changes

Mercer announces leadership changes in North America and European/Pacific regions

  • July 1, 2015
  • United States, New York

EuroPac region President Simon O’Regan to lead North America

Martine Ferland appointed to President, EuroPac

Pat Milligan assumes responsibilities for multinational clients 


Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), today announced the appointment of Simon O’Regan to President, North America.  Mr. O’Regan was previously President of the Mercer EuroPac region which includes Europe as well as Australia and New Zealand. He is succeeded in that role by Martine Ferland, previously senior partner and leader of the Retirement business for EuroPac. Pat Milligan will assume a newly created role focused on growth of the firm’s multinational clients.

“Simon’s successful leadership of our EuroPac region, combined with his depth of experience in the evolving financial and business issues facing our clients worldwide, aligns him perfectly with the executive responsibilities for our largest region,” said Julio A. Portalatin, President and CEO of Mercer.  “The depth of our leadership bench allows Martine – with her business, client and leadership skills – to step up in a seamless manner, while also allowing us to leverage the skills of an experienced executive like Pat on a priority growth area for Mercer.”

Mr. O’Regan is a 27-year Mercer veteran with a career that spans multiple financial areas and business segments, including life and health insurance, pensions, investments, retirement, risk and finance.  

Ms. Ferland joined Mercer in 2011 and brings more than 25 years of experience in retirement consulting, leadership, strategy and business development. 

Ms. Milligan has led the North American region for more than two years while also driving the firm’s groundbreaking research “When Women Thrive,” launched at the end of 2014.  She also serves on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council and has spent her 25-year consulting career in work focused on human capital, talent management and rewards. 

All three of the executives will report to Mr. Portalatin and the appointments are effective immediately.

About Mercer

Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 57,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $13 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.


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