Senior MetLife Retail Appointments

MetLife Australia’s new Head of Retail Product, John Ashton

MetLife Australia has announced two key appointments across its retail product and distribution areas.

John Ashton has been appointed as MetLife Australia’s Head of Retail Product. Ashton has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, having worked across licensees, insurance, underwriting and product design for a number of insurers. His remit will be to lead the optimisation of the insurer’s modular product flagship range, MetLife Protect.

Dave Evans …will focus on licensee relationships

Queensland-based Dave Evans has also joined MetLife Australia, as Strategic Account Manager.

MetLife says Evans, who has spent more than 20 years in the industry will be focussed on licensee relationships during what the insurer describes as its sales team’s next stage of growth.

Matt Lippiatt, MetLife Head of Retail Sales, said: “We are delighted to welcome John and Dave to the business. They are both seasoned Retail insurance professionals who are well known to advisers and licensees alike. Their deep experience will help us shape our offer and drive our engagement with the market as we continue to accelerate our growth.”