MetLife Australia has announced the appointment of Nathan Rees, a former Premier of NSW, as its Head of External Affairs & Public Policy, effective immediately.
A statement from the insurer says that Rees joins MetLife from the Finance Sector Union, where he has been Assistant National Secretary for almost four years.
It says he brings more than 25 years of experience in politics, including as the former Premier of NSW (2008-2009), and that he has worked at both the Commonwealth and State (NSW) levels as a policy adviser and Minister.
Rees’ new role will include responsibility for working with Government and regulators to help the company, and its business partners, in reviewing proposed legislative change for the life insurance industry in Australia.
Chief of Staff and External Affairs, Wendy Tse, says that Rees brings a wealth of policy experience “…that will help MetLife further engage with key policy stakeholders”.
“MetLife has a long history of actively engaging with government and policy makers to help build a life insurance industry that provides real value to customers and is sustainable. We intend to keep doing this by building strong partnerships and providing valuable insights through our research and data.”