About Darwin

Find out more about our history, purpose and vision and meet our leadership team.



Darwin started life in 2000 when co-founders Michael Whitfield and Chris Bruce wrote their first business plan, with the aim to use technology to revolutionise the employee benefit market. From introducing the market’s first paperless and signature-free pensions enrolment to the launch of our benefits platform - Darwin™ - we have continued to push the boundaries of innovation. In December 2016 we were acquired by Mercer, global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career. Today, with over 100 industry awards under our belt and more than four million employees using Darwin globally in over 100 countries and more than 40 languages worldwide, we continue to revolutionise the benefits market.


Darwin is now firmly established as truly global, with Darwin considered the leading benefits management and employee engagement solution. We have offices in the UK, Singapore, Romania and the US, and accessible in over 130 further countries through Mercer.
We remain passionately committed to going the extra mile for our clients, partners and people. Our values to ‘be brilliant together’, to ‘challenge everything and deliver excellence’ and to ‘maximise our potential’ are part of our unique culture, which is the glue that binds us.


Our mission is to change benefits. For good. 'Change benefits. For good.’ It is our core purpose and drives everything we do. It drove us to create Darwin – the platform that transformed the benefits management and delivery market – ensuring employees all over the world can access the support they need from their employer in the moments that matter to them.

Our desire to ‘Change benefits. For good.’ keeps us innovating and pushing the market and ourselves to do more, to do better. When we say ‘for good’, we mean for the good of our clients and their employees. We mean for the good of our people who are helping us on this journey. And we mean for good in perpetuity.

Meet our leadership team

Meet our Darwin leadership team, committed to changing benefits. For good.



We’re always looking for the boldest and brightest talent in the industry. Find out what roles we have open right now, or if you want to talk to us about potential roles or find out more, just drop us a line.

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Darwin helps organisations achieve their benefits, people, and wider business goals by increasing engagement, streamlining administration, controlling cost and reducing risk. And your employees are able to access and engage with their benefits wherever they are in the world.


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