Adrian Matthews takes lead role

MetLife has appointed Adrian Matthews as UK Employee Benefits Director to lead the continued expansion of its highly successful employee benefits business.

With effect from 1 June, Adrian will be responsible for driving ambitious growth plans. MetLife has become one of the fastest-growing Group Risk providers in the UK and continues to build a compelling presence in the market.  Through the recent Employee Benefits Trends Study, now in its third edition, MetLife have focused on highlighting the power of benefits to help employers target financial wellness and enhance productivity.

Adrian has been with MetLife for six years in the role of Chief Financial Officer and has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He was previously Finance Director (Life & Pensions) at Capita and prior to that held positions at Unisys and Old Mutual International.


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Dominic Grinstead, Managing Director, MetLife UK said: “Our challenge has been to identify an exceptional leader to take the business forward and Adrian is the ideal candidate; a strong principal who has played a pivotal role in the success of MetLife’s multiple UK business lines: wealth management, employee benefits, and individual protection.”

MetLife is now the UK’s third largest Group Life provider by number of schemes it insures*. It has generated significant momentum in the market thanks to a relentless focus on customer needs, innovative propositions, a culture of continuous improvement and a commitment to building strong partnerships.

Adrian Matthews, commenting on his new role said; “This is a fantastic opportunity to drive the growth strategy for the Employee Benefits business in the UK. I am very much looking forward to continuing the momentum we have created in the market with the support and engagement of the broker community.” 

Dan Le Fleming will be taking on the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) while the business identifies Adrian’s replacement. Dan previously held specialist senior finance and project roles following MetLife, Inc.’s global acquisition of Alico in 2010. Prior to that, he was the Chief Financial Officer of MetLife’s Risk & Protection businesses in Reading.

* Swiss Re Group Watch 2017 Report