Ben Walsh

Chief Executive Officer and Pacific Zone Leader, Mercer

Ben is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Mercer across Australia and New Zealand. 

Ben is also Chief Country Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) incorporating Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, Oliver Wyman and NERA in Australia. 

Previous experience includes more than 20 years in a variety of local and regional roles, as well as international positions in the UK, USA and India.

He is a Director of five Mercer Boards including the Trustee of the Mercer Master Trust, and is also Chair of Pillar Australia, effective December 2016.

Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (University of Melbourne) and a Master of Business Administration (Melbourne Business School). He is also a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.


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