Andrew Marshall and Nicolas Stratford join Mercer

21 March 2022 2 min. read
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Mercer has expanded its executive reward team in the UK with two senior leaders. Andrew Marshall and Nicolas Stratford join the team to meet increasing demand from corporate clients who are in need of senior remuneration advice.

Global consultancy Mercer is an advisory firm specialising in talent, health, retirement, and investments. The Marsh McLennan subsidiary has approximately 25,000 employees based in 40+ countries.

The two new appointments will both lead engagements with the firm’s UK remuneration committee, and HR clients. Based in London, they will report to Peter Boreham, Mercer’s UK & European Practice Leader.

Andrew Marshall and Nicolas Stratford join Mercer

Boreham commented, “I’m pleased to welcome Andrew and Nic who further strengthen our capability in executive reward. Their experience advising a wide variety of companies from across many different industries will bring value to our clients and help us deliver the right solutions.”

“I am confident their contribution will further develop our team to support our growing list of clients across the UK and Europe. We look forward to working them this year and delivering strong outcomes.”

Andrew Marshall has enjoyed a lengthy career in HR consultancy. He previously served Willis Towers Watson across two spells, including in the early days when it still was Towers Perrin, as well as being Head of Reward Consulting Services, Middle East for the Hay Group. For two years, he was a Partner in Executive Reward for Mercer in Dubai – but relocated to the UK in the summer of 2021.

Nic Stratford meanwhile has been providing advice on executive pay and governance to companies and their Remuneration Committees for 25 years. He held senior roles with Towers Perrin and Aon, before joining Alvarez & Marsal. There, he spent the best part of two years as Managing Director, focusing on remuneration advisory work.  

Stratford’s LinkedIn notes, “My goal is to help my clients focus on what is important for them to ensure that their executive pay is effective, aligned with their strategy and takes account of the needs of their stakeholders.”

Meanwhile, a statement on his profile regarding his move to Mercer noted, “Really excited to be teaming up with Andrew Marshall, Peter Boreham, Rich Latham, Ming-Lai Wong, Debbie Chan, Bella Huang and the rest of the team!”