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MetLife Europe Limited
Dominic Grinstead is Managing Director, UK at MetLife Europe Ltd. In this role Dominic is responsible for leading the business and co-ordinating all product development, sales, marketing and operational activity. He joined MetLife in 2005 to support the business case for MetLife’s entry into the UK wealth management market and since then has had pivotal roles in distribution and marketing across the companies' European operations.
Dominic has over twenty five years experience in the UK financial services industry and prior to joining MetLife, spent 13 years at Clerical Medical Investment Group covering a variety of distribution, technical and project roles. In his final role as Head of National Sales he grew significant market share in retirement and investment products.
Dominic is an accomplished writer and presenter, and is a regular speaker at industry events. He is also Chairman of the ABI’s Retirement Income Committee and a member of the Treasury’s Insurance Forum.
Lee joined MetLife three and a half years ago to start up and lead our shared services Human Resources department for the UK and Ireland. She and her team now work with all of the European businesses. Lee is a member of the board of MetLife Services Limited, a MetLife UK affiliate. Prior to joining MetLife, Lee worked for Prudential Financial for nearly 12 years where she held a variety of HR roles in New York and London. Prior to joining Prudential Financial, Lee worked for the American Forest and Paper Association and for the City of New York Office of Labour Relations.
Lee has a Masters degree in Industrial and Labour Relations from Cornell University/Baruch College and BA degree in Economics from Skidmore College.
Steve has worked in financial services for over 25 years including experience with International institutions and a time based in Hong Kong. Steve joined MetLife in 2005 as the Head of Legal for Europe. Steve set up the company and obtained authorisation for the European retirement and savings business. The legal function is responsible for providing legal and company secretarial support to the business.
Dave has been with MetLife since it’s launch in the UK in 2007. In 2010 Dave was appointed Regional Sales Director, South West and then to Sales Director, UK.
Prior to working with MetLife Dave spent 24 years at Norwich Union where he was the top sales consultant for a period of 10 years.
Claire is responsible for all marketing and communications activity for the UK business. This includes advertising, public relations, sales support (providing sales material for wholesalers) and internal communications. Claire joined MetLife in February 2008 and in this time has been responsible for significantly growing the MetLife brand within the IFA arena. On top of this, industry recognition has been given to the marketing campaigns through high profile awards such as the IFS Financial Innovations Award. She has worked alongside the media to raise the profile of variable annuities and in particular has worked with Dr Ros Altmann (an eminent pensions spokesperson in the UK) to heighten awareness of the pertinent issues around retirement both to IFAs and consumers.
Prior to joining MetLife, Claire was Communications Director at Post Office Financial Services (POFS), a joint venture between the Post Office and the Bank of Ireland. Claire was a founder member of POFS and in her four years there, she was responsible for introducing eight products in 18 months and building the customer base from zero to one million. Claire was the main media spokesperson at POFS, achieving significant coverage across print, online and broadcast media. Prior to this, Claire held a variety of senior management positions at the Post Office which she joined as a graduate trainee in 1989.
Claire holds a Bachelors degree in Politics and Government, has a post graduate diploma in Marketing and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Peter joined the insurance industry in 1984 for the life insurance arm of Schroders merchant bank, specialising in pensions and investments. Moving to Albany Life in 1987, Peter initially worked in the technical department, moving to marketing in 1992. Peter held numerous roles in Marketing and product development and was responsible for one of the first income drawdown plans in 1996.
After Albany’s acquisition by Canada Life in 1997 Peter continued in product marketing and launched the first of what came to be known as flexible annuities. In 2000 Peter was voted one of the top 100 most influential people in the insurance industry for his work in defining new opportunities for clients to provide income in retirement.
Moving to MetLife in 2007, Peter is again involved in the retirement space assisting MetLife in developing unit linked guarantee products in the United Kingdom.
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