The announcement comes as Mercer is experiencing increased demand from companies needing support in structuring and enabling their HR functions to deliver for future business requirements. Based in Mercer’s London office, Steels will lead the growth and delivery of its HR Effectiveness business in the UK.
With over 17 years’ experience in helping companies determine the most efficient and effective way to deliver HR services, Steels started his consultancy career at KPMG, specialising in performance improvement across the public sector. After that, he worked at Towers Watson from 2007 to 2015, where he was Practice Leader in the UK HR service delivery team. More recently, he worked as an independent HR consultant. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK, Steels holds an MBA from the University of Birmingham.
“We are delighted that Andrew has joined Mercer,” said Mark Quinn, Head of Mercer’s UK Talent business. “An expert in his field, he will be a key asset to our clients as they seek to ‘future-proof’ their HR functions.
“Andrew joining us based on a three-day working week is also a great example for Mercer’s deep belief in the value of enabling flexible working.”
“I am pleased to be joining such a strong Talent team at Mercer,” added Steels. “I look forward to advising clients as they build HR teams that are fit to deliver the business impact needed in an increasingly complex business environment.”