Jaqui Parchment is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mercer Canada, where she leads Canada’s 1,000 employees from coast to coast. Jaqui’s goal is to empower Mercer’s Canadian colleagues to provide industry-leading service and innovative solutions to clients across the Health, Wealth and Career businesses, to foster company growth.
Before becoming CEO, Jaqui led more than 500 employees as Mercer’s Toronto Office Leader for nearly two years, also acting as a Senior Consultant within Mercer Canada’s Wealth business. Prior to that, she headed the Investments business in Canada. Jaqui has more than 30 years of experience in the retirement savings and investment areas.
Jaqui is a passionate advocate and frequent speaker on issues relating to diversity and inclusion – including promoting racial and gender diversity in corporate Canada. Jaqui actively supports a number of non-profit organizations that promote racial equity, and assist youth and new immigrants to Canada. Jaqui is a founding member and director of the Black Opportunity Fund, a director of the BlackNorth Initiative, a director of the Canadian Olympic Committee, a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Sustainable Finance, and a member of the Business Council of Canada. She also has served on a number of investment committees relating to pension and endowment assets, and was a member of United Way Greater Toronto’s 2020 Campaign Cabinet. In 2020, she received the Gold Award – HR Champion (CEO) from the Canadian HR Awards.
Within Mercer, she is the former Canadian Chair of Women@Mercer and When Women Thrive.
Jaqui graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Actuarial Science. She is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and a CFA Charterholder.