Marcus Underhill and Allen Wu, have joined leading reward provider Thomsons Online Benefits to strengthen their global employee benefit consulting team.
Marcus Underhill has been appointed as Global Reward Director and is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in flexible benefits globally. He previously worked at Vebnet and Mercers. Allen Wu has been appointed as Regional Reward Director for the Asia Pacific region and has more than 20 years of employee benefits consulting experience in Asia and North America. His most recent position was in China where he developed and built a team of pension and employee benefit consultants for a major consulting firm.
Marcus will be based in London and will have overall responsibility for Thomsons’ global reward consulting strategy to clients. Allen will be based in Singapore and will be responsible for developing reward strategies for Thomsons’ new and existing clients in Asia.
Michael Whitfield, Chief Executive Officer of Thomsons comments: “We are delighted to announce that both Marcus and Allen have joined us. Both have a formidable reputation in the industry and will further strengthen our consulting team who make our Intelligent Reward™ methodology a reality.”
“We are seeing a particular upturn in business from employers looking to create global reward programmes that give them a common reward brand, together with central control over their costs”.
Marcus Underhill comments: “I am very excited to be joining Thomsons Online Benefits who have shown themselves to be the clear global leader in both employee reward consulting and technology. This appointment gives me the opportunity not only to work with the best team in the industry but to also create global Intelligent Reward strategies for some of the world’s leading employers”.
Allen Wu observes “Thomsons Online Benefits is the only firm that has a true marriage of consultancy, technology and communication, and this unique proposition has already proven extremely successful in the market. The potential demand for this proposition in the Asian market is enormous and I am delighted to have the opportunity to be part of developing it.”