Ben Walsh joined AIA Australia as Chief Life Insurance Officer in June 2020. This role was broadened in November 2020 to include responsibility for AIA’s Savings & Investment business and in December 2020 to include responsibility for AIA’s Health business.
Prior to joining AIA, Ben worked for Mercer and its sister company Marsh for more than 25 years. He was the Managing Director and CEO of Mercer in Pacific, where he was responsible for delivering the firm’s business segments of Health, Wealth and Career. Ben was also the Australian Chief Country Officer of Mercer’s parent, the global professional services firm Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) and a Director of seven Mercer Boards across Australia & New Zealand, including the Trustee of the AU$25 billion in funds under management Mercer Master Trust.
Ben was appointed to the Faculty of Business & Economics Advisory Board with The University of Melbourne in 2015, the Board of World Bicycle Relief (Australia) in 2019, and also served on the Board of the Financial Services Council from 2018-2020. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honors from the University of Melbourne, and a Master of Business Administration from the Melbourne Business School.