MetLife Chair retires, new Chair and Board member appointed

MetLife Australia has announced the retirement of MetLife Insurance Limited Chair Geoff Brunsdon AM, after serving on the Board for 13 years. During his tenure, Mr Brunsdon chaired the organisation through major developments which included the launch of MetLife’s Retail business in 2018, launch of a new business strategy in 2020, navigating the impact of COVID, and more recently, the digital and operational transformation underway to deliver better customer experiences and pave the way for further growth.

MetLife has appointed Independent Non-Executive Director Nicola Wakefield Evans AM as incoming Chair, who has served on the Board since 2019. Ms Wakefield Evans is a highly respected and experienced Non-Executive Director of significant ASX listed, government and private companies. She is also an M&A and equity capital markets lawyer with extensive governance experience. Additionally, Julie Lander, former CEO of CareSuper, joins the MetLife Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director to fill the vacancy left by Ms Wakefield Evans elevation to Chair. Ms Lander has over 40 years of experience in superannuation, manufacturing and professional services industries.

MetLife Australia Chief Executive Officer Richard Nunn commented on the Board changes, saying: “Geoff has been an integral part of the MetLife business for more than a decade and his contribution to our business has been significant over that time. I thank him for his dedication and service.

"MetLife is at a turning point as we transform our business, leveraging technology to help us deliver a better customer experience and manage operational risk. As we do this, we will benefit from Nicola’s extensive governance experience. Julie is a welcome addition to the Board with significant superannuation experience."


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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 individual and institutional customers build a more confident future. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 markets globally and holds leading positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit