MetLife auditor named BFO Young Ambassador for 2021

MetLife Australia’s Senior Internal Auditor, Aoife Donnelly, has been named one of The Banking and Finance Oath (BFO) Young Ambassadors for 2021.

Ms Donnelly was announced as a BFO Young Ambassador, along with eleven others from across the financial services and banking industries at an event held last night at The Ethics Centre. The BFO Young Ambassador Program encourages and supports students and graduates to adopt a strong ethical foundation as they begin their careers in the banking and finance industry. Ms Donnelly is the only BFO Young Ambassador from a life insurance company.

Phillip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Executive Director of The Ethics Centre, Dr John Laker AO, Chair of the BFO and other senior leaders from the financial services industry attended the event announcing this year’s BFO Young Ambassadors.

Having graduated from a finance degree in Ireland as the world suffered the impact of the global financial crisis of 2008, Ms Donnelly says, “I saw first-hand how a community suffered financially through the ethical failings of the financial services system.” This experience guided her career and has inspired her to drive high ethical standards from herself and colleagues.

“As a BFO Young Ambassador, I hope to encourage others to restore trust and confidence in the industry. I also want to learn from other BFO Young Ambassadors by engaging in difficult and thought-provoking conversations to inspire continued change in a post-Hayne environment.”

Commenting on the BFO Young Ambassador Program, Head of The BFO, Cris Parker said: ”Recognising the power of the individual, MetLife has taken the lead within the insurance sector by raising awareness of The BFO and supporting Aoife as a Young Ambassador to demonstrate her commitment to ethics and in turn, strengthen the ethical foundation in their organisation.”

MetLife has a long-standing commitment to the BFO and runs an annual campaign to engage staff with the guiding principles of the BFO, achieving a 40% uptake of the Oath in 2020. MetLife has also led the life insurance industry by encouraging others to take the Oath and advocating for improved ethical standards. 

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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, 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

Banking and Finance Oath

The Banking and Finance Oath is an initiative founded by industry leaders and part of The Ethics Centre. The Oath contains a set of commitments that individuals can adopt and apply as personal principles in their work. For more information, visit