Darren Wickham will become head of product development and pricing of group life, TAL has announced.
Wickham spent seven years at Mercer, most recently as partner of the retirement, risk and finance consulting practice and leader of its public sector consulting practice.
He also headed superannuation consulting at Mellon and acted as principal at Watson Wyatt.
Wickham will replace Adam Fusca (who is leaving the company in July) and report to Andrew Boldeman, chief executive of Group Life when he begins on 28 May 2012.
Boldeman said Wickham was a leader in the superannuation industry, and known as an innovator and leader.
Wickham is an active member of the Actuaries Institute, and was named Australian Actuary of the Year in 2008.
He has also served as a Member of Treasury Stronger Super Governance Working Group in 2011, and has written papers on superannuation and employee benefits.
"We look forward to seeing him use his experience and expertise to drive our product strategy and support our clients," Boldeman said.