Mercer has appointed one of its former senior executives Tim Jenkins as a partner within its institutional wealth team, following his stints at NAB and Rice Warner.
In his new role, Mr Jenkins will give strategic consulting advice to superannuation firms, including advising on changes to insurance and member outcome requirements.
Mercer’s institutional wealth leader Simon Eagleton said Mr Jenkins’ experience and industry knowledge will strengthen the firm’s consulting capabilities.
“Our clients are facing complex challenges due to significant changes occurring in superannuation,” Mr Eagleton said.
“We will continue to grow our investment and actuarial consulting teams to meet the growing demand for strategic advice.”
Having previously spent 28 years with Mercer in senior executive roles across the UK, Asia and the Pacific, Mr Jenkins has returned to the consultancy from Rice Warner, where he was executive general manager, superannuation.
Prior to that, Mr Jenkins worked at NAB, where he led the corporate super product management team and established a new section responsible for the management of insurance within NAB super funds.
Mercer Australia chief executive Ben Walsh said clients would benefit from Mr Jenkins’ knowledge and perspective drawn from more than 30 years in super and financial services.
“Tim is a veteran in the industry and we’re pleased to welcome him back in the fold,” Mr Walsh said.
“Alongside our deeply experienced consultants, Tim’s appointment reaffirms that our clients have the very best minds on their team to help them seize opportunities and tackle the challenges.
“Since leaving Mercer six years ago, Tim has amassed an even greater wealth of knowledge, particularly in the product management and insurance space. I’m confident that his perspective and expertise will be of enormous value to our clients.”
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