Bryant will report to Marsh McLennan international CEO Flavio Piccolomini, who was appointed earlier this month, and be based in Melbourne.
Marsh Pacific president Nick Harris will report to Bryant and continue to report to Marsh global president and CEO Martin South.
Piccolomini emphasised Bryant’s deep understanding of the challenges organisations in the Pacific face and experience in leading various collaborative efforts across Marsh’s businesses.
“David is a proven leader in the region, with experience leading multiple lines of businesses,” he said.
Bryant will remain Mercer Pacific president. He joined Marsh McLennan in 2020, and previously served as Australian Unity CEO of wealth and capital markets and chief investment officer. He is the chairman of Australia’s Financial Services Council.
“Our clients face a range of interconnected challenges from sustained inflation to the potential for geo-economic confrontation, and that impacts their approach to risk management, workforce strategies, investments and more,” he said.
“They need capabilities from across our businesses to tackle these issues holistically, and that is what we will deliver together – greater expertise and client value.”