Jo-Anne Bloch, Partner, is the Leader of Mercer's Innovation Hub, located in Hoboken, New Jersey and the driving force behind Mercer’s on-demand HR solution Mercer PeoplePro™.
Until moving to the US in July 2014, Jo-Anne was the Leader of Mercer's Financial Advice business in Australia, and the Relationship Manager for NGS Super, an industry superannuation fund for independent schools, educators and community organizations.
Prior to that Jo-Anne was the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), a role which she held for nearly 4 years. Jo-Anne lead the FPA through a period of significant reform including the development of a new professional and compliance framework, improved entry and education standards, and a new policy to move away from commission based advice. Jo-Anne served on the Board of the Finance Industry Council of Australia (FICA) and the Financial Planning Standards Board Council which is the global owner and licensing authority for the CFP Marks.
Jo-Anne has also worked for Mercer in the UK, and in 1999 when Mercer acquired Sedgwick Noble Lowndes, where Jo-Anne was a Director, and head of Sales, Marketing and Product.
Jo-Anne's career has been predominantly in financial services having worked for Nexis, National Mutual, NSP Buck/ Mellon, and as the Deputy Chief Executive Office of the Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA).