Mercer, a global consulting firm, appointed three non-executive directors for their fiduciary board in Australia effectively from
Sangeeta Venketasan and David Harterly will direct Mercer Investments (Australia) and Advance Asset Management Limited (AAML), and Jim Miller will direct the Mercer Superannuation (Australia) Limited board.
All three non-executive directors have extensive experience from their prior roles in the industry. Venketasan has over 25 years of financial markets. Previously, she held key positions including, Chief Executive at APP Securities, Commonwealth Bank, and Lehman Brothers, President at Women In Banking Finance, and Chairperson at Human Financial. Her emphasis has been on product innovation and business transformation across Australia, Asia and Europe.
Hartley, joining the same board as Venketasan, brings 40 years of vast experience in all major and public asset categories. Before joining Mercer, he held senior executive positions including, Chief Investment Officer for Sunsuper and director for investment consulting at Russell Investment Group. Moreover, he was also associated with Mercer as a CIO in Australia.
Welcoming Venketasan and Hartley on the board, Mercer Investments Chairman John Gee said, “Sangeeta and David bolster the capabilities of our Boards. Their combined deep experience across the investments landscape will be hugely valuable to Mercer’s diverse investor base.”
On the other hand, Miller, joining the Mercer Superannuation, has gained 25 years of experience in investment banking, sponsor and capital markets, in corporate and government sectors across ANZ, Asia, Europe, and North America. He currently serves as the chair of Infrastructure Victoria since 2015.
Jan Swinhoe, the chair of Mercer Super, expressed enthusiasm for Jim's expertise saying, “It’s an exciting time for Mercer Super, and we are delighted that someone of Jim’s calibre has joined us on this journey. I’m confident that his contribution will further strengthen our ability to provide our clients and our members with improved retirement outcomes as we cement our competitive position in the market.”