Mercer looks to innovate the funding of the ageing journey with the appointment of Will Burkitt

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The world’s largest human resources consulting company, Mercer, has poached Will Burkitt from ANZ to spearhead their strategy to innovate the funding and services around ageing.

Burkitt was for the past five years Head of Investment Product and Research at ANZ and before that at UBS and Skandia Investment Group.

He will leverage Mercer’s global expertise in financial services, talent strategies, health care planning and technology.

On the cards is a decentralised concierge service providing guidance and implementation advice around in-home care, financial products supporting care services plus residential care and legal advice on contracts.

Mercer is deeply embedded with Australian corporations and super funds, opening opportunities for innovative long-term care insurance and equity release products.

Burkitt has been a champion of the ‘social’ and community base of ageing which he intends to be a vital component of their innovation process.