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Our Leaders

Discover the Executive Team leading MetLife Australia to help change the way Australians experience life insurance

Meet Richard Nunn

Our CEO Richard Nunn, shares how he will continue to build on the momentum we have and deliver on our vision of providing the fastest, easiest and most caring life insurance experience. 

Board Members

Geoff Brunsdon 

Geoff Brunsdon is the Chairman of MetLife in Australia and is currently Chairman of APN Funds Management Ltd, Sims Metal Management Ltd and IPE Limited. Until June 2009 he was Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking of Merrill Lynch International (Australia) Limited. Geoff was a member of the Australian Takeovers Panel between 2007 and April 2016. He is a Patron of Redkite.

Denis Wilkinson

Denis Wilkinson was General Manager, Diversified Institutions at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority until his retirement in 2011. Denis is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of London and the Institute of Actuaries of Australia. Denis was appointed as a director of MetLife Australia in October 2012 and currently chairs both the MetLife Insurance Limited Audit and Risk Committees.

Brian Bissaker

Brian has over 30 years of experience in financial services having held senior positions as the CEO of Colonial First State and Virgin Money Australia and a Group Executive of the Bank of Queensland. He is currently a Director of MyState Limited, Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney Business School. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Brian was appointed as a director of Metlife Australia in August 2016.

Des Thomas

Des Thomas is Senior Vice-President and Chief Actuary, Asia with MetLife, responsible for leading the firm’s Asian actuarial functions. He has previously held senior actuarial, finance, and risk leadership positions with MetLife, including Vice-President and Treasurer, Asia and Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, MetLife Japan. He has also held senior Asian finance leadership roles with AIG, Swiss Re, Towers Perrin, and Eagle Star Insurance. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in mathematics from Bristol University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK). He was appointed a board member of MetLife Australia in September 2018.

Nicola Wakefield-Evans

Nicola is a highly respected and experienced Non-Executive Director of significant ASX listed, private companies and industry organisations, and former M&A Partner with King & Wood Mallesons for more than 20 years. She has held directorships and chairmanships across banking, energy, real estate, logistics and health insurance businesses as well as not-for-profit organisations. Nicola was appointed Non-Executive Director at MetLife in August 2019.

Warren Lee

Warren has extensive experience in the international financial services industry.  Warren's two most recent executive positions were Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Funds Management Corporation and Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand for AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited.  Warren is currently a non-executive director of Tower Limited, MyState Limited and Go Hold Limited.  He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of MetLife Australia in August 2019.

Richard Nunn

As Chief Executive Officer, Richard Nunn is also a board member of MetLife Australia and was appointed May 2019.

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