‘Remember, there is no such thing as being 100 per cent ready’

‘Remember, there is no such thing as being 100 per cent ready’
John Mercer, chief executive of Mercer in Ireland Picture: Fergal Phillips

Each week, we profile one of Ireland’s corporate leaders, tracing their career to date and exploring the lessons they have learned along the way. This week, we meet John Mercer of Mercer

John Mercer has been chief executive at Mercer in Ireland since January. A subsidiary of Marsh and McLennan Companies, Mercer has had a presence in Ireland for more than 50 years. The consultancy firm employs 500 people in Ireland and has 800 clients.

Tell us about your career to date.

I joined Mercer straight from college as part of a graduate recruitment programme. I worked in several parts of the business, learning and developing consulting and...

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