Insurer grows team, as MetLife Protect gains momentum

MetLife Australia has announced four new appointments to the retail sales team, as the recently launched MetLife Protect retail product gains momentum in the adviser market.

MetLife has made key hires across the country bringing the sales team to 10, recruiting:

  • Marcus Chan, Sales Manager New South Wales
  • Aaron Nugent, Sales Manager Queensland
  • Patrick Murphy, Sales Manager Western Australia and South Australia, and
  • Stephen Nyabadza, Sales Manager Victoria.

The appointments give MetLife nationwide coverage to support and serve the adviser community.

Matt Lippiatt, Head of Retail Sales, said: “We’re a people business. We want every single adviser who works with us to have a one-on-one relationship with somebody at MetLife who cares for them and whom they trust to deliver great outcomes for their clients. Marcus, Aaron, Pat and Stephen bring energy, experience and insight to our team and will enable us to work with even more advisers around Australia.”

The appointments come just four months after the launch of MetLife Protect, a modular life insurance product helping financial advisers meet the needs of small to medium enterprises and families. Demand for the product has meant that MetLife has needed to bolster the team.

“The response from advisers to our launch has been terrific. MetLife is here for the long term, and we see tremendous opportunities for the advice community and the valuable service they deliver.  We will continue to differentiate ourselves in the market by investing in great people and making sure we have the right support for our adviser community across the country,” Lippiatt said.

Marcus Chan joins MetLife from the BT Group bringing over 10 years experience in the financial services industry, and is highly regarded within the adviser market.

Aaron Nugent also comes to MetLife from the BT Group with over 7 years financial services experience, having developed capabilities in specialist risk and previously working as a financial adviser.

Patrick Murphy brings over 10 years experience in financial services and joins from AMP, where he was focused on business development for the group’s platform and insurance offers.

Stephen Nyabadza has joined MetLife from CommInsure and draws on over 11 years of experience in financial services, with specialist knowledge across insurance and financial planning.

“We’re delighted to be expanding our team at this exciting time for MetLife. I know their experience and passion will be key to driving our success in the adviser market,” said Lippiatt.

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MetLife Insurance Limited (MetLife), an affiliate of MetLife, Inc., is a specialist provider of life insurance to affinity partners, superannuation trustees and employers in Australia. MetLife has expertise in designing and executing direct insurance programs for partners’ customers and insurance solutions to meet the needs of specific member groups. MetLife has been a specialist provider of life risk insurance products in Australia since 2005. For more information, visit

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit

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