Pat Tomlinson has been named president of global consulting firm Mercer, effective immediately.
Tomlinson succeeds Martine Ferland as president, but she will remain as Mercer's CEO until she retires on March 31, 2024, said an Oct. 12 news release.
After Ferland's retirement, Tomlinson will succeed her as CEO of Mercer. He will also succeed her as vice chair of Marsh McLennan, Mercer's parent corporation.
As president, Tomlinson reports to Ferland, and he will have management responsibility for Mercer's global health, wealth and career practices, the release noted.
In addition, Tomlinson will retain his current responsibilities as Marsh McLennan U.S. and Canada CEO and Mercer U.S. and Canada president "in the near term."
A spokesperson for Marsh McLennan said successors for Tomlinson's current roles have not yet been named.
Tomlinson initially joined Mercer in 2014.
Mercer had $393 billion in global assets under management as of Mar, 31, 2023, and $16.5 trillion in global assets under advisement as of June 30, 2022, according to the firm's website.