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Mercer president elevated to Marsh McLennan Pacific CEO

By Jessica Penny
3 minute read

David Bryant will assume his new role from 1 March 2023. 

Marsh McLennan has announced the appointment of David Bryant as the chief executive of Marsh McLennan Pacific, in addition to his responsibilities as Mercer Pacific president. 

In his role, Mr Bryant will lead the effort to deliver innovative solutions and greater client impact across the company’s four businesses: Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter, and Oliver Wyman. 

He will report to Marsh McLennan international CEO Flavio Piccolomini and will be based in Melbourne. 


Commenting on the appointment, Mr Piccolomini said that Mr Bryant is a “proven leader in the region, with experience leading multiple lines of businesses”. 

“He has a deep understanding of the challenges organisations in the Pacific face and has already led a variety of collaborative efforts across our businesses with spectacular results,” Mr Piccolomini said.

Since joining Marsh McLennan in 2020, Mr Bryant has driven the strategy and growth of the business in the Pacific. His time with the firm follows his career spanning over three decades in financial services, asset consulting and banking.

Prior to joining Mercer, he served as CEO for wealth and capital markets and chief investment officer for the Australian Unity Group, where he had held senior leadership roles since joining in 2004. He is also chairman of Australia’s Financial Services Council.

“Our clients face a range of interconnected challenges from sustained inflation to the potential for geo-economic confrontation, and that impacts their approach to risk management, workforce strategies, investments and more,” Mr Bryant said.

“They need capabilities from across our businesses to tackle these issues holistically, and that is what we will deliver together — greater expertise and client value.”