Ian Lang was named independent chairman of Marsh & McLennan, parent of investment consultant Mercer, effective in May 2011.
He will succeed Stephen R. Hardis, who will step down next year in accordance with MMC’s mandatory retirement provision in its corporate governance guidelines, the company in a statement. Mr. Harris has held the post since May 2006.
Joining MMC’s board in 1997, Mr. Lang has served as chair of its audit committee and since 2007 has been chair of its compensation committee.
Mike Tsikoudakis writes for Business Insurance, a sister publication of Pensions & Investments.