Jo-Anne Bloch has started her new role as the business leader for Mercer Wollongong, formerly known as Pillar Administration.
Bloch, a former chief executive of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) kicked off her new role on Monday and is reporting to Mercer chief operating officer, Pacific, Andrew Godfrey.
Her appointment follows on from Mercer’s acquisition of the Pillar Administration business late last year and its absorption into the broader Mercer business.
Commenting on Bloch’s appointment, Godfrey also noted Mercer’s commitment to the Wollongong region.
“We understand the role we play in the local community and remain dedicated to growing our presence in Wollongong to further benefit local employment opportunities and the community as a whole,” he said. “Jo-Anne will play a pivotal role in strengthening Mercer’s relationships with the local community.”
Bloch returns to Mercer Australia having spent three years leading Mercer’s New York-based Global Innovation Hub. Prior to taking on her global position, Bloch spent four years leading Mercer’s Financial Advice business in Australia, driving strategic direction and managing key client relationships.