Julie Lander joins MetLife board

Julie Lander
MetLife Insurance Limited - Non executive Director
Date: 29 February 2024
Position: Non executive Director
By Elizabeth Fry

Julie Lander, the former chief executive of CareSuper, has joined the Australian MetLife board as an Independent non-executive director.

The life insurer cited Lander's 40 years of experience in superannuation, manufacturing and professional services industries.

Lander ran CareSuper for two decades and concurrently held directorships at the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, Fund Executives Association Limited and the Business Council of Co-operatives & Mutuals.

She is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, was a 40 year member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In 2022, Lander has won the Fund Executive Association's top award - executive of the year.

The annual award recognises a superannuation fund executive who has made an outstanding contribution to their fund and the super industry.

Lander was recognised for her strategic and people leadership during the pandemic and recent period of legislative and regulatory change, her commitment to supporting and building the industry's reputation, and her ability to transform and grow CareSuper to become one of the most respected funds in the industry.

As for her latest appointment, Lander posted on social media: "Always a supporter of meaningful and sensible life, disability and income protection insurance in super, I admire what MetLife does and importantly how it applies strong values to the insurance process and helps to educate people about protecting themselves."

She knew the insurer well.

Back in 2017, CareSuper partnered with MetLife.

At the time, Lander said the two companies would work together on future design options to ensure the super fund continued to provide meaningful and relevant cover for its members.

"We understand that insurance through superannuation is often the only cover people have, so default arrangements need to meet the majority of members' needs as well as the flexibility to be tailored to meet specific requirements," Lander said in a statement.