Specialist life insurer MetLife has appointed two key leaders in its retail team, almost a year after the business was launched.
MetLife appointed John Ashton as head of retail product and Dave Evans as strategic account manager.
In his new role, Ashton will use his more than three decades of industry experience to manage product strategy and lead the optimisation of MetLife Protect, tapping into adviser and client feedback. He will be based in MetLife’s Melbourne office.
Evans, meanwhile, brings more than two decades of financial services sales experience to his new role, which will be focused on the licensee platform as the sales team moves into the next stage of growth. He will be based in the Brisbane office.
Ashton and Evans “are both seasoned retail Insurance professionals who are well known to advisers and licensees alike,” said Matt Lippiat, MetLife head of retail sales. “Their deep experience will help us shape our offer and drive our engagement with the market as we continue to accelerate our growth. At a time of consolidation, MetLife is committed to backing advisers. These appointments are one more example of that commitment.”