Teresa Palandra

Leadership Profile

Teresa Palandra

Senior Partner, Wealth Business Leader, Mercer Canada



Teresa Palandra is a Senior Partner and the leader of Mercer Canada’s Wealth Business. Teresa is responsible for Mercer’s delivery of investment consulting, open architecture manager-of-managers investment management, private wealth management, and retirement actuarial consulting services and solutions in Canada.


Teresa has held various prior leadership positions, including most recently as the leader of Mercer's Toronto office.


Teresa brings a diverse consulting background to clients, with expertise in aligning their future business and workforce strategies. She has worked with clients to develop cash and risk mitigation strategies for pension plans; designed total rewards strategies and programs that support business objectives; and used HR data analytics to segment, diagnose and improve program efficiency and employee engagement.


Teresa is a strong advocate for gender equality and racial diversity in the workplace, and is the Executive Sponsor of the Women@Mercer chapter in Toronto and the Executive Sponsor of the Canadian Racial & Ethnic Diversity group.


Teresa graduated with high distinction from the University of Toronto where she earned a Bachelor of Science. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries.