Marsh McLennan Appoints Pat Tomlinson as Mercer’s New President
Leading global professional services company, Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), specializing in risk, strategy, and human capital, has announced the appointment of Pat Tomlinson as the new President of Mercer.
Mercer, a pivotal arm of Marsh McLennan, focuses on revolutionizing the work landscape, optimizing retirement and investment results, and promoting genuine health and well-being.
Martine Ferland will continue her role as Mercer’s CEO and Marsh McLennan’s Vice Chair, supervising Mercer’s regional heads until her retirement on March 31, 2024.
In his new role, Tomlinson will be directly answerable to Ferland, overseeing Mercer’s global Health, Wealth, and Career sectors. He will maintain his current roles as CEO of Marsh McLennan for the US and Canada and President of Mercer for the same regions. Post Ferland’s retirement, Tomlinson is set to take over as Mercer’s President and CEO and Marsh McLennan’s Vice Chair. He will also be a part of Marsh McLennan’s Executive Committee, under the leadership of John Doyle, the company’s President and CEO.
Doyle expressed his enthusiasm about Tomlinson’s new position, highlighting his successful track record, transformative capabilities, and profound business and client insights. He also commended Ferland’s unparalleled and compassionate leadership, acknowledging the significant impact she had on the company and its stakeholders.
Ferland voiced her confidence in Tomlinson, praising his ability to foster high-performing, commercially-driven teams with an emphasis on collaboration and inclusivity. Tomlinson expressed his gratitude for the new leadership opportunity at Mercer and acknowledged the guiding roles of both Doyle and Ferland during this transitional phase.
Tomlinson’s association with Mercer began in 2014, where he led the US and Canada Career business. Between 2018 and 2020, he spearheaded the US East Market, steering Mercer’s Health, Wealth, and Career divisions to cater to evolving client demands. Before Mercer, Tomlinson dedicated 17 years to Aon and served as a US Army officer, being an alumnus of the United States Military Academy at West Point.