Bravura Solutions director and former Mercer actuarial consultant Darren Stevens is rejoining the consultancy firm as head of superannuation in the Pacific region.
Mr Stevens brings more than three decades’ worth of experience in the global financial services industry and takes on the Melbourne-based role, following more than 10 years at software provider Bravura Solutions.
He was an actuarial consultant for Mercer from 1989 to 1992, before moving on to hold senior positions at Trowbridge Consulting, TAL Life, and ING.
He spent more than 10 years at Bravura Solutions, where he most recently held the role of director of product management and strategy, assisting in the development and execution of Bravura’s corporate strategy.
According to a statement by Mercer, the new role of head of superannuation, product and platform strategy for Pacific region will see Mr Stevens capitalise on opportunities to “leverage Mercer’s local capabilities, global scale and partnership solutions” for the consultancy firm’s master trust and superannuation clients.
Commenting on the appointment, Mercer Australia chief executive and managing director Ben Walsh said Mr Stevens was an ‘influencer’ in the superannuation industry.
“As head of superannuation, Darren’s strong background in driving and delivering on corporate strategies will see him take ownership of our superannuation business,” Mr Walsh said.
He will be “driving the strategic direction, developing innovative future product and platform strategies, and playing a key role in our client relationships and engagement,” he added.
Commenting on his own appointment, Mr Stevens said: “I am really excited to be joining the Mercer team and help build on the transformative work they have been doing in enhancing the superannuation experience for their customers.”