Yvonne rejoined Mercer in 2013, after six years out of the consulting industry working in senior HR roles in the Middle East and Europe. In her previous role in Mercer, Yvonne led the International Consulting Group in London, working with global companies on HR policy and programme design. Prior to that, there were a further fifteen years in the consulting industry. Her role at Mercer is Innovation Leader for the International region, leading design projects in the areas of Health, Wealth and Careers. At present, she is leading major global projects around flexible ways to source, manage, motivate and reskill future workforces, as well as co-leading Mercer's Next Age Next Stage initiative focussed on longevity solutions.
Yvonne has recently Co-Chaired the UK Government Department for Work and Pensions Fuller Working Lives Business Strategy Group, working with employers to recruit, retain and retrain older workers. Her own first book, The New Rules of Living Longer, was published in November 2015, with a foreword from the UK Pensions Minister. She is also working on Mercer's answer to the Mid-Life MOT. Yvonne is an Advisory Board member of Transform Ageing, and supports a number of other specialist bodies examining the demographic impact on workers, work and the workplace.
She is a Fellow of The Pensions Management Institute and a previous author of their International Diploma syllabus. Yvonne has Masters Degrees in Psychology and Business Research, and in her spare time holds both Trustee and Director roles in Creative Arts organisations.