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

Board Members

Geoff Brunsdon AM (Chair)

Apart from his position as Chairman of MetLife Australia, Geoff Brunsdon is Chairman of Sims Ltd and PayPal Australia Pty Ltd. 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.

Richard Nunn

See profile above.

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 chairs Monte Sant Angelo Mercy College and Year 13 Pty Ltd and is currently also a Director of Citigroup Pty Limited. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Brian was appointed as a non-executive director of MetLife Australia in August 2016 and currently chairs the MetLife Insurance Limited Board Audit Committee.

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 as a Non-Executive Director of MetLife Australia 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 Avenue 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 and currently chairs the MetLife Insurance Limited Board Risk Committee.

Susan Roberts

Susan is an experienced Non-Executive Director and CEO with over 30 years in leadership, strategy development and implementation in the financial services sector, including insurance, investment management, superannuation; and the health sector. Susan has a highly technical actuarial and investment background, with experience in risk management, business transformation and stakeholder management. She is a fellow of the Actuaries Institute of Australia and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics (actuarial science) from Macquarie University. Susan was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of MetLife Australia in February 2022.

Siew Choo Soh 

Siew Choo is the Chief Information Officer for Asia at MetLife and was appointed as a Board member of MetLife Australia in May 2022. She is responsible for the end-to-end technology delivery partnering with the business to build leading digital experiences for customers. Prior to MetLife, Siew Choo was the Head of Technology for Consumer Banking & Big Data/AI at DBS Bank. She was responsible for driving the digital transformation and AI-driven agenda adopting truly agile ways of working and cloud native architecture.

Siew Choo has over two decades of experience in senior technology leadership roles in the Corporate & Investment Bank, working for JPMorgan across Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong prior to joining DBS.

She is also an avid advocate of Women in Technology, driving many innovative initiatives in the areas of mentorship, allyship, recruitment and retention amongst others. She was named as an honoree in the Women Leaders in AI award by IBM in 2019 and 2021. She was also recognised as an awardee in the inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Tech in 2020, organised by IMDA/Singapore Computer Society of Singapore. In addition, Siew Choo was conferred with the Distinguished Computing Alumni Service Award, from her alma mater, National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing, for bringing honour to NUS in her chosen endeavours in her career.

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