Mercer has hired Andrew Steels as a HR Effectiveness Principal, he joins the firm’s London Office. Steels, most recently co-founding his own HR Consultancy, brings more than 17 years of industry experience at Willis Towers Watson and KPMG to the consultancy, and takes on responsibility for further growing Mercer's HR Effectiveness practice in the UK.
Prior to joining Mercer, Andrew Steels was a Director and Independent HR Consultant at his in 2015 co-founded company, BeeHive Associates. Steels has considerable HR and management consulting experience; he was previously the Practice Lead HR Service Delivery at Willis Towers Watson, where he worked since 2007, before which he was a Senior Manager at KPMG, specialising in performance improvement across the public sector. Steels joined the Big Four accounting and consulting giant in 1999.
Steels holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Lancaster University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Birmingham and attended the Ashridge Executive Education at the Hult International Business School.
Steels join’s Mercer’s Talent business as a HR Effectiveness Principal, and is based in the firm’s London office. The consultancy is experiencing increased demand from clients and companies seeking support in structuring and enabling their HR functions to deliver against future business requirements. Steels will take responsibility for leading the development, growth and delivery of its HR Effectiveness business.
Mark Quinn, Head of Mercer’s UK Talent business, says that the firm is “delighted” about bringing in Steels. Quinn further says Steels is "an expert in his field" and "will be a key asset to our clients as they seek to ‘future-proof’ their HR functions.” In line with the firm’s commitment to a flexible work offering, Steels will work a three day working week.
“I am pleased to be joining such a strong Talent team at Mercer,” adds Steels. “I look forward to advising clients as they build HR teams that are fit to deliver the business impact needed in an increasingly complex business environment."