Barclays appoints key Towers and Mercer consultants

Barclays Corporate and Employer Solutions is appointing Justin Crossland and David Wicken to expand its focus on strategic employee benefit consulting and flex.

Justin Crossland
Justin Crossland

Crossland joins Barclays from Towers Watson, where he was the EMEA head of health & wellbeing. Wicken was previously at Mercer, where he has been advising large employers on designing and running flexible benefits schemes for 15 years.

Crossland says:  “As reward professionals emerge from several years focused on DC pensions and compliance with auto-enrolment, many are now looking to the future and thinking hard about how their benefits strategy now needs to evolve to meet the needs of their talented employees while also delivering business value through contributing to sustainable employee engagement. This is therefore the perfect time to expand our focus on bringing broad and strategic consulting on a wide range of employee benefits.”

Barclays Corporate & Employer Solutions head of employee benefit consulting Paul Wilson says: “In building Barclays C&ES over the past couple of years, we have been driven by two main things: a relentless focus on clients and the challenges they face in attracting, retaining and engaging a multi-generational workforce, and secondly attracting the very best talent from the market to Barclays. The pedigree and expertise of Justin and David demonstrate our commitment to strategic benefit consulting and to delivering excellence to our clients.”