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MetLife Expands to National Sales Team Structure

MetLife Australia has expanded its retail sales team with the addition of four new appointments, lifting it sales presence to a national level.

MetLife Australia Head of Retail Sales, Matt Lippiatt

The appointments bring the sales team to ten and creates a sales presence in all the mainland states (except NT) with the insurer recruiting from three other competitor firms to fill the roles.

Former Business Development Manager with BT Financial Group, Marcus Chan will take on the role of  Sales Manager for New South Wales after a number of roles within BT over a ten year period.

Also joining Metlife Australia from BT Financial Group is Aaron Nugent who will be the Sales Manager from Queensland, moving from his former role as Business Development Manager after two and half years with BT and seven years in the financial services, including five years as an adviser.

Patrick Murphy will cover Western Australia and South Australia as Sales Manager after moving over from AMP where he focused on business development for the group’s platform and insurance offers

Meanwhile, Stephen Nyabadza will be the Sales Manager for Victoria after moving across after five years in a business development role with CommInsure and prior to that working in financial advice.

MetLife Australia Head of Retail Sales, Matt Lippiatt said the new appointments “…bring energy, experience and insight to our team and will enable us to work with even more advisers around Australia”.

Earlier this year, MetLife Australia also made a series of appointments to it sales team, appointing senior managers in a number of states (see: MetLife Australia Expands Underwriting and Sales Teams) and in October launched a retail product into the market (see: MetLife Australia to Re-Enter Retail With Modular Products).

“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.