Board & management

The directors of AMP Limited 

The directors of the AMP Limited board are responsible for the overall governance and performance of the AMP group. 

Independent Chairman
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Independent Director
Independent Director

Catherine Brenner

Independent Chairman

BEc, LLB, MBA

Catherine was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in June 2010 and assumed the role of Chairman in June 2016. She became Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee in May 2013 and a member of the People and Remuneration Committee in June 2016. Catherine served as Director of AMP Life Limited from May 2009 and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited from March 2011, serving both companies until May 2016 and as Chairman for the last five years.

Experience

Catherine is a former senior investment banker and corporate lawyer with experience in corporate advisory and equity capital markets. She has served on public company boards in the resources, property and biotech sectors for over a decade. Catherine has also previously served as a member of the Takeovers Panel and as a board member and trustee of not-for-profit and government organisations, including the Sydney Opera House.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Boral Limited (appointed September 2010)
  • Director of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (appointed April 2008)

Government and community involvement

  • Director of SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited
  • Panel Member, Adara Partners

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Craig Meller

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

BSc (Hons)
Craig was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in January 2014. He has been a Director of AMP Life Limited since October 2007, a Director of The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited since March 2011 and a Director of AMP Capital Holdings Limited since January 2014.

Experience

Prior to becoming CEO, Craig was Managing Director (MD) of AMP Financial Services from 2007–2013. Craig started with the AMP group’s United Kingdom (UK) business in 2001 before coming to Australia in 2002 to take up the role of MD, AMP Banking. He moved to the role of Director of Product Manufacturing in 2003.

Craig started his career at Lloyds TSB in the UK where he spent more than 14 years working across the business in a number of management roles. From 1998 he worked at Virgin Direct where he was MD from 1999–2001.

Government and community involvement

  • Member, Financial Sector Advisory Council

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Patricia (Patty) Akopiantz

Independent Director

BA, MBA

Patty was appointed to the AMP Limited Board and the People and Remuneration Committee in March 2011, becoming Chairman of that committee in August 2014. She joined the Nomination and Governance Committee in August 2015. Patty was appointed a Director of AMP Bank Limited in November 2011 and Chairman in November 2015. She became a member of the AMP Bank Audit Committee and the AMP Bank Risk Committee in November 2014.

Experience

Patty has over 25 years' senior management and consultancy experience, primarily in the retail and consumer industries both in Australia and overseas. She has served as General Manager of Marketing at David Jones, Vice President for a United States apparel manufacturer and as a management consultant with McKinsey, advising some of Australia’s leading companies on strategy and organisational change.

Over the last 13 years, Patty has served on numerous boards including AXA Asia Pacific Holdings and Coles Group. In 2003, she was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to Australian society in business leadership.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Ramsay Health Care Limited (appointed April 2015)

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Holly Kramer

Independent Director

BA, MBA

Holly was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in October 2015 and was appointed a member of the Audit Committee in November 2015. Holly was also appointed to the AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited Boards and as a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee of each board in May 2016.

Experience

Holly has more than 20 years' experience in general management, marketing and sales for customer-focused organisations. Most recently Holly was Chief Executive Officer of apparel retailer Best & Less, where she transformed the business and returned it to growth and profitability. Holly has also held senior executive and marketing roles with Pacific Brands, Telstra, eCorp and the Ford Motor Company.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited (appointed May 2015)
  • Director of Woolworths Limited (appointed February 2016)

Government and community involvement

  • Director of Australia Post
  • Director of Southern Phone Company Limited
  • Director of the Alannah and Madeleine Foundation
Independent Director
Independent Director
Independent Director
Independent Director

Trevor Matthews

Independent Director

MA

Trevor was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in March 2014, became a member of its Audit Committee in May 2014 and a member of the Risk Committee in November 2014. Trevor joined the AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited Boards in June 2014 and was appointed Chairman of those boards in May 2016. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee of each of those boards.

Experience

Trevor has extensive international life insurance experience. He was previously with Aviva as Executive Director and Chairman, Developed Markets and prior to that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aviva United Kingdom (UK). Trevor has held the position of Group CEO with Friends Provident and CEO with Standard Life in the UK, and CEO of Manulife Financial in Japan. He has also held senior roles with National Australia Bank and Legal & General in Australia.

Trevor was Commissioner for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, Chairman of the Financial Services Skills Council in the UK, and served on the boards of the Life Insurance Association of Japan, the Life Office Management Association in the United States, and the Life Investment and Superannuation Association in Australia. Trevor is a Director of Bupa Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in Australia and the UK.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Cover-More Group Limited (appointed December 2013)
  • Chairman of 1st Available Ltd (appointed February 2015)

Government and community involvement

  • Chairman of the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority

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Geoff Roberts

Independent Director

BCom, MBA

Geoff was appointed to the AMP Limited Board and as Chairman of the Audit Committee in July 2016. He was a Director of AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited and a member of the Audit Committee of each from July 2011 until March 2012.

Experience

Geoff has more than 30 years' experience in financial services across Australia, Asia and Europe. He was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer of SEEK in June 2015 and prior to that held the positions of Managing Partner of Deloitte Victoria and Group CFO of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings. Geoff is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has also served the not-for-profit sector as Chairman of the Reach Foundation and a Director of Vision Australia. 

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Professor Peter Shergold AC

Independent Director

BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Peter was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in May 2008, as Chairman of its Risk Committee in November 2014 and as a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee in August 2016. Peter was appointed to the AMP Life Limited Board in August 2008 and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited Board in March 2011. He was also appointed a Director of AMP Bank Limited in February 2016. 

Experience

Peter is Chancellor and Chair of the board of trustees of Western Sydney University. He serves on a number of private sector, government and not-for-profit boards, including as a Director of Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Chairman of Opal Aged Care. Previously, Peter served as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and Comcare, Public Service Commissioner, Secretary of the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business, and Secretary of the Department of Education, Science and Training.

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996, awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 and made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2007, each being for public service.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Veda Group Limited (October 2013 - February 2016)

Government and community involvement

  • Chairman of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • Chairman of the NSW Public Service Commission Advisory Board
  • NSW Coordinator-General for Refugee Resettlement

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Vanessa Wallace

Independent Director

BCom, MBA

Vanessa was appointed to the AMP Limited Board, and as a member of the Risk Committee and the People and Remuneration Committee in March 2016. She was appointed as Chairman of the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in August 2016, having joined the Board and its Audit and Risk Committee in May 2016.

Experience

Vanessa has over 30 years' experience consulting to the financial services sector across Asia Pacific, most recently as Executive Chairman of Strategy& Japan Inc which formed from the merger of PwC and Booz & Company. Previously she was Booz & Company’s financial services practice leader and held multiple governance roles at the highest level within Booz’s global partnership including member of the board.  She was actively involved in the firm’s strategy and customer, channels and markets activities which focused on areas such as customer experience, offer design and channels to market across a number of industries. Vanessa also has experience in mergers and acquisitions and post-merger integration.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Wesfarmers Limited (appointed July 2010)

Government and community involvement

  • Member of the Chairman's Council of the Australian Chamber Orchestra Pty Ltd
  • Member of the MS Research Australia Leadership Council
Independent Director

Mike Wilkins

Independent Director

BCom, MBA

Michael was appointed to the AMP Limited Board and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committees on 12 September 2016.

Experience

Michael has more than 30 years' experience in financial services in Australia and Asia. This includes more than 20 years' experience as CEO for Top 100 ASX-listed companies. Most recently, he served as Managing Director and CEO of Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG). He is the former Managing Director and CEO of Promina Group Limited and Tyndall Australia Limited.

Michael has served as a director of Alinta Limited, Maple-Brown Abbott Limited, The Geneva Association and the Australian Business and Community Network.

He was on the Business Council of Australia for eight years and a member of the B20 Human Capital Taskforce in 2014. Michael is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand.

Government and community involvement

  • Member, Financial Sector Advisory Council

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The AMP management team

The AMP management team is responsible for implementing the policies and strategies set by the board, and running the general operations and financial business of the company. 

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Group Executive, Insurance, Superannuation and Risk Management
Group Executive, Advice and Banking
Chief Financial Officer

Craig Meller

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

BSc (Hons)
Craig was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in January 2014. He has been a Director of AMP Life Limited since October 2007, a Director of The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited since March 2011 and a Director of AMP Capital Holdings Limited since January 2014.

Experience

Prior to becoming CEO, Craig was Managing Director (MD) of AMP Financial Services from 2007–2013. Craig started with the AMP group’s United Kingdom (UK) business in 2001 before coming to Australia in 2002 to take up the role of MD, AMP Banking. He moved to the role of Director of Product Manufacturing in 2003.

Craig started his career at Lloyds TSB in the UK where he spent more than 14 years working across the business in a number of management roles. From 1998 he worked at Virgin Direct where he was MD from 1999–2001.

Government and community involvement

  • Member, Financial Sector Advisory Council

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Pauline Blight-Johnston

Group Executive, Insurance, Superannuation and Risk Management

MEc, FIAA, FASSA, ANZIIF (Fellow) CIP, FFin, GAICD, FNZSA

Pauline Blight‐Johnston joined AMP in May 2013 and is responsible for AMP's risk insurance, retail superannuation, investment, pensions and platforms business portfolio as well as enterprise risk management.

Experience

During a career which includes more than 20 years of financial services industry experience, Pauline has held a number of senior executive posts in life insurance, both in Australia and overseas. Prior to joining AMP, Pauline was Managing Director of RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia and before that, Chief Financial Officer and Appointed Actuary for Asteron Life. Pauline has also held executive roles with Tillinghast (consulting actuary) and Morgan Stanley (investment banker).

Other appointments

  • Director of the Financial Services Council
  • Executive Director of AMP Life and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited
  • Chairman of Council, MLC School Burwood

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Rob Caprioli

Group Executive, Advice and Banking

BEng (Elec) (Hons)

Rob joined AMP in December 2010 and is responsible for AMP's advice, banking and corporate superannuation business portfolio.

Experience

In a career spanning more than 20 years in the financial and professional services sectors, Rob has held a number of senior strategic and leadership roles, both in Australia and the UK, including Vice President of march FIRST in London, Associate Partner of Accenture and Principal for the multi‐channel consulting services practice at IBM.

Before joining AMP, Rob spent six years at Westpac, leading the bank's retail and business banking operations and developing and implementing business transformation strategies to increase efficiency and effectiveness, drive revenue, reduce operating expenses and deliver a better experience for customers.

Other appointments

  • Director of AMP Bank Limited
  • Director of the Banking and Finance Oath Limited

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Gordon Lefevre

Chief Financial Officer

FCA

Gordon joined AMP in January 2014 and assumed the Chief Financial Officer role from 1 March 2014

Experience

Gordon has considerable financial services industry experience including 13 years with the National Australia Bank Group. His career at the bank included a range of both customer facing and group support function roles domestically and overseas. Immediately prior to leaving he was the Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer. Before joining AMP he was Chief Financial Officer of the Grocon Construction Group in Australia.

Other appointments

  • Director of AMP Bank Limited

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Group Executive, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff
Managing Director, New Zealand Financial Services
Chief Information Officer
Chief Customer Officer

Matthew Percival

Group Executive, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff

BA

Matthew joined AMP in October 2000 and has group‐wide responsibility for AMP's communication and relationships with a broad variety of stakeholders.

Experience

Matthew was previously Group General Manager, Public Affairs at Colonial Limited. Prior to this, he was General Manager, Public Affairs at Carlton & United Breweries, and General Manager, Group Public Affairs at the ANZ Banking Group. He also has worked in public affairs for the Coca‐Cola Company and Lindeman's Wines and as a ministerial adviser.

Other appointments

  • Director of AMP Foundation Limited

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Jack Regan

Managing Director, New Zealand Financial Services

BEd, GradDipMkt

Jack joined AMP in 2002 and was appointed Managing Director of New Zealand Financial Services in 2007, responsible for AMP’s operations in New Zealand.

Experience

Jack began his working life as a teacher and has since spent more than 30 years in financial services. He worked in distribution, marketing and operational roles at St. George Bank, IOOF and GIO before joining AMP’s Hillross.

Other appointments

  • Chairman of AMP Services (NZ) Limited
  • Chairman of AMP Wealth Management New Zealand Limited

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Craig Ryman

Chief Information Officer

BCom

Craig joined AMP in 1997 and was appointed to the role of Chief Information Officer on 1 January 2015. Craig is responsible for AMP’s information technology as well as the Strategic Sourcing, Workspace and Project Services teams.

Experience

Prior to his current role, Craig was IT Director for AMP’s Advice and Banking and Insurance and Superannuation business areas. During his time at AMP Craig has led the IT function for a variety of different areas of the business and has also completed a range of transformation programs including the integration of the Australia and New Zealand businesses of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings, platform consolidation projects and transformation initiatives in Australian and the UK.

Before joining AMP, Craig worked as a superannuation consultant for William M Mercer in Australia.

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Paul Sainsbury

Chief Customer Officer

Paul was appointed Chief Customer Officer in April 2013 and is responsible for taking a strategic focus on AMP customers and improving their experience. Paul is also responsible for the Group Strategy, Customer Strategy and Experience, Brand and Marketing, Customer Segments, Business Development, Digital Services, Design, Innovation and New Ventures and AMP Self-Managed Superannuation teams as well as a dedicated business transformation team.

Experience

Paul Sainsbury has worked in the finance industry for over 30 years and has held a number of leadership positions since joining AMP in 2000. These include Director, Product Manufacturing; Chief Operating Officer, AMP Financial Planning, Advice and Services; Chief Operating Officer, Product Manufacturing; Director Mature Products and Customer Service; and Operations Manager. From 2010–2013, Paul was responsible for integration following AMP's merger with the Australian and New Zealand businesses of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited.

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Group General Counsel
Group Executive, Operations and Director, Melbourne
Chief Executive Officer, AMP Capital
Group Executive, People and Culture

Brian Salter

Group General Counsel

BA, LLB (Hons), LLM (Hons)

Brian joined AMP in July 2008 as Group General Counsel.

Experience

Brian has over 30 years' experience in the legal profession advising many of Australia's leading financial and wealth management companies. Before joining AMP, Brian was a partner with a major Australian law firm for 19 years and a member of its executive team for a number of years.

Brian is a former member of the Australian Government’s Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) which was established to provide independent advice to the Australian Government on issues that arise in corporations and financial markets law and practice. Brian is also a member of the Legal Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and is the Deputy Chair of the General Counsel 100. He is a former Chairman and National Committee member of the Australian Securitisation Forum.

Other appointments

  • Executive Director of AMP Superannuation Limited and N. M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited
  • Chairman of SCECGS Redlands Limited

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Wendy Thorpe

Group Executive, Operations and Director, Melbourne

 BBus(Acc), BA(French), GDip(AppFinInv)

Wendy joined AMP during the merger with the Australian and New Zealand businesses of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited and is responsible for all contact centres, product administration operations including underwriting and claims, and customer and adviser support services. She is also Director of the AMP Melbourne office.

Experience

Wendy was previously Director, Operations for AMP Financial Services and Chief Operations Officer of AXA Australia having re‐joined AXA in January 2008 after a period as General Manager, Institutional Technology at ANZ Bank in 2007 and 2008. Prior to her time at ANZ Bank, Wendy held a number of senior roles at AXA in the business services and information systems areas, including the role of Chief Information Officer from 2003 to 2007. Before joining National Mutual/AXA in 2000 Wendy was Manager, Information Systems at ANA, now known as Australian Unity.

Other appointments

  • Member of the Swinburne University Council
  • Member of the Swinburne University Resources Committee
  • Director of Very Special Kids

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Adam Tindall

Chief Executive Officer, AMP Capital

BE (Hons), GDipMan, GcertAppFinInv, FAICD

Adam joined AMP Capital in 2009 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2015. AMP Capital is a specialist investment manager which manages funds on behalf of retail and institutional clients across a range of asset classes including equities, fixed interest, property and infrastructure. AMP Capital has offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Experience

Before being appointed CEO, Adam held the role of Director and Chief Investment Officer, Property at AMP Capital. Adam has 28 years of extensive experience in the property industry. He joined AMP Capital Property in 2009 from Macquarie Capital where he was Executive Director, Property and Infrastructure, responsible for creating or enhancing a number of major property investment funds. Prior to this, Adam spent 17 years with Lend Lease, ultimately working in various business leadership roles including CEO, Asia Pacific for Bovis Lend Lease.

Other appointments

  • Executive Member of the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee

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Fiona Wardlaw

Group Executive, People and Culture

BA(Psych) (Hons)

Fiona joined AMP in August 2008 and has responsibility for AMP's people and culture function.

Experience

Fiona joined AMP from ANZ Bank where, as head of Leadership and Talent, she was responsible for recruitment strategy, talent management, succession planning and senior executive development. Prior to joining ANZ, Fiona worked in the Australian banking operations at National Australia Bank, where her roles included heading up the bank's unsecured lending and credit card businesses and leading the Australian human resources function.

Her background also includes executive human resources experience in the resources and telecommunications sectors, including Cable and Wireless' cable TV start‐up Optus Vision and BHP.

Other appointments

  • Director of AMP Foundation Limited

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The directors of AMP Superannuation Limited are responsible for the governance of the following superannuation funds:

  • AMP Superannuation Savings Trust
  • AMP Eligible Rollover Fund
  • AMP Retirement Trust.

The directors of N.M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited are responsible for the governance of the following superannuation funds:

  • Wealth Personal Superannuation and Pension Fund
  • Super Directions Fund
  • National Mutual Pro-Super Fund
  • The Retirement Plan
  • National Mutual Retirement Fund
  • Synergy Superannuation Master Fund
  • First Quest Retirement Service.

 

Independent Chairman
Independent Director
Independent Director
Director

Richard (Rick) Allert AO

Independent Chairman

FCA

Rick was appointed as an Independent Director of AMP Superannuation Limited and N. M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited in December 2015. He became Independent Chairman of both boards in June 2016.

Experience

Rick has over 50 years of senior business appointments holding positions including Director of AMP Limited and AMP Bank Limited. He is currently Director of Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd and RG & RT Trott Pty Ltd (Wirra Wirra Wines), Deputy Chairman of Cavill Power Products Pty Ltd and Chairman of James Morrison Academy of Music Pty Ltd, Kakadu Tourism (GLC) Pty Ltd and Kakadu Tourism (GHC) Pty Ltd. He has also been Chairman of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited, Tourism Australia, Coles Group Limited, Southcorp Limited and Voyages Hotels and Resorts and President of the National Heart Foundation.

In 1997, Rick was appointed a member of the Order of Australia for his service to business and the community, particularly through his work with the National Heart Foundation. In 2003, Rick was awarded a Centenary Medal for service to Australian society through rail transport, business and taxation. In 2007, Rick was appointed an officer of the Order of Australia for service to the business sector through leadership and promotion of corporate social responsibility, and to the community through involvement with and support for a range of artistic, charitable and educational organisations.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Genesee & Wyoming Inc

Government and community involvement

  • Director of Indigenous Business Australia

Michele Dolin

Independent Director

BA, MA, MBA, FCPA, FAICD, FASFA, SF Fin.

Michele was appointed as an Independent Director of AMP Superannuation Limited and N. M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited in April 2012.

Experience

Michele has an extensive executive and financial services background. She is currently a Director of St Andrew's Australia Services Pty Limited and its subsidiaries, CPA Australia Ltd, CPA Australia Advice Pty Ltd and Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation, trading as Synergy. Michele served as Chief Executive Officer of Government Employees Superannuation Board, and held executive positions with Bankwest, Westpac Banking Corporation and Challenge Bank Limited. She was previously a Director of the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia Limited, St John of God Health Care Inc., Water Corporation of WA, and a Commissioner of the City of Perth.

Michele has also held various subsidiary board roles in Bank of Western Australia Limited (Bankwest) and Challenge Bank Limited. She is a member of the University of Western Australia Senate and a former Pro Chancellor of Curtin University.

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Louise Dudley

Independent Director

B.Com, CA, GAICD.

Louise was appointed as an Independent Director of AMP Superannuation Limited and N. M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited in June 2016.

Experience

Louise has an extensive executive background and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Urban Utilities, having previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer. She played a key role in the creation of Queensland Urban Utilities during her time as Executive Manager, Water Retail, Brisbane City Council.

Louise enjoyed a seven year career with Brisbane City Council in senior management positions including Director of Finance and Legal Water Transition Program; Chief Procurement Officer; and Commercial Manager Information, Communication and Technology Division. Prior to joining Brisbane City Council, Louise spent 17 years with leading accounting and advisory firm KPMG and two years in a senior role with PresCare.

Louise is the Chair of the Water Services Association of Australia and the Horizon Foundation Inc. She is also a member of Chief Executive Women and an Alumni Ambassador for the University of Queensland Business, Economics and Law Faculty.

Government and community involvement

  • CEO of Queensland Urban Utilities
  • Director of Horizon Foundation Inc.

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Darryl Mackay

Director

BSc, FIAA, MAICD

Darryl remained on the board of directors as a Director post his retirement from AMP Limited in July 2013. Darryl joined AMP in March 2011 from AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited, as Head of Secretariat and Company Secretary for AMP Limited. Darryl, a qualified actuary with 38 years' experience in the financial services industry, was appointed as a Director of AMP Superannuation Limited in April 2012 and as a Director of N. M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited in April 1995.

Experience

In his 33 years at AXA, Darryl held a range of senior roles, including Company Secretary and General Manager, Group Chief Executive's office, General Manager Group Human Resources, Deputy Chief Executive International and as a director of various subsidiaries.

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Independent Chairman (retired)
Independent Director (retired)

Brian Salter

Director

BA, LLB (Hons), LLM (Hons)

Brian joined AMP in July 2008 as Group General Counsel.

Experience

Brian has over 30 years' experience in the legal profession advising many of Australia's leading financial and wealth management companies. Before joining AMP, Brian was a partner with a major Australian law firm for 19 years and a member of its executive team for a number of years.

Brian is a former member of the Australian Government’s Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) which was established to provide independent advice to the Australian Government on issues that arise in corporations and financial markets law and practice. Brian is also a member of the Legal Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and is the Deputy Chair of the General Counsel 100. He is a former Chairman and National Committee member of the Australian Securitisation Forum.

Other appointments

  • Executive Director of AMP Superannuation Limited and N. M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited
  • Chairman of SCECGS Redlands Limited

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Michael Butler

Independent Chairman (retired)

BSc, MBA, FAICD

Michael was appointed as an Independent Director of N. M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited in June 2007 and as an Independent Director of AMP Superannuation Limited in May 2011. He became Independent Chairman of both boards in April 2012. Michael retired as Chairman of both boards in June 2016.

Experience

Michael has extensive experience in investment banking gained as an Executive Director of Bankers Trust's Corporate Finance group and as Executive Vice President of its Private Equity group.

Michael is a Director of Metcash Limited and Candad Pty Limited and is Chairman of Adairs Limited. Previously he served as an Independent Non-executive Director of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited, The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited and various other AXA subsidiaries. He has also served as a director of several other companies including Ayers Rock Resort Corporation, APN Property Group Limited, Ausdoc Group Limited, Freightways Express Limited, Hamilton Island Limited, Members Equity Bank Pty Limited and Industry Super Holdings Pty Ltd.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Metcash Limited
  • Chairman of Adairs Limited

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Eric Mayne

Independent Director (retired)

DipBus, LLB(Hons), MAICD

Eric was appointed as an Independent Director of AMP Superannuation Limited and N. M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited in February 2014 and retired from both boards in June 2016.

Experience

Eric has extensive legal and senior management experience. He is currently Director of Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria and Motor Neurone Disease Australia and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. He previously held the position of Chief Supervision Officer, Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Markets Supervision at the ASX and was National Managing Partner at Mallesons Stephen Jacques. He has served on the ASX Corporate Governance Council, Financial Reporting Council and Board of Taxation.

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The directors of AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association (NMLA) of Australasia Limited are responsible for the corporate governance of:

  • the investment, administration and management of the AMP Life and NMLA statutory funds under the Life Insurance Act
  • the Australian Financial Services Licence and Australian Credit Licence help by both AMP Life and NMLA.
     
Independent Chairman
Director
Director
Independent Director

Trevor Matthews

Independent Chairman

MA

Trevor was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in March 2014, became a member of its Audit Committee in May 2014 and a member of the Risk Committee in November 2014. Trevor joined the AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited Boards in June 2014 and was appointed Chairman of those boards in May 2016. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee of each of those boards.

Experience

Trevor has extensive international life insurance experience. He was previously with Aviva as Executive Director and Chairman, Developed Markets and prior to that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aviva United Kingdom (UK). Trevor has held the position of Group CEO with Friends Provident and CEO with Standard Life in the UK, and CEO of Manulife Financial in Japan. He has also held senior roles with National Australia Bank and Legal & General in Australia.

Trevor was Commissioner for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, Chairman of the Financial Services Skills Council in the UK, and served on the boards of the Life Insurance Association of Japan, the Life Office Management Association in the United States, and the Life Investment and Superannuation Association in Australia. Trevor is a Director of Bupa Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in Australia and the UK.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Cover-More Group Limited (appointed December 2013)
  • Chairman of 1st Available Ltd (appointed February 2015)

Government and community involvement

  • Chairman of the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority

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Craig Meller

Director

BSc (Hons)
Craig was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in January 2014. He has been a Director of AMP Life Limited since October 2007, a Director of The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited since March 2011 and a Director of AMP Capital Holdings Limited since January 2014.

Experience

Prior to becoming CEO, Craig was Managing Director (MD) of AMP Financial Services from 2007–2013. Craig started with the AMP group’s United Kingdom (UK) business in 2001 before coming to Australia in 2002 to take up the role of MD, AMP Banking. He moved to the role of Director of Product Manufacturing in 2003.

Craig started his career at Lloyds TSB in the UK where he spent more than 14 years working across the business in a number of management roles. From 1998 he worked at Virgin Direct where he was MD from 1999–2001.

Government and community involvement

  • Member, Financial Sector Advisory Council

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Pauline Blight-Johnston

Director

MEc, FIAA, FASSA, ANZIIF (Fellow) CIP, FFin, GAICD, FNZSA

Pauline Blight‐Johnston joined AMP in May 2013 and is responsible for AMP's risk insurance, retail superannuation, investment, pensions and platforms business portfolio as well as enterprise risk management.

Experience

During a career which includes more than 20 years of financial services industry experience, Pauline has held a number of senior executive posts in life insurance, both in Australia and overseas. Prior to joining AMP, Pauline was Managing Director of RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia and before that, Chief Financial Officer and Appointed Actuary for Asteron Life. Pauline has also held executive roles with Tillinghast (consulting actuary) and Morgan Stanley (investment banker).

Other appointments

  • Director of the Financial Services Council
  • Executive Director of AMP Life and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited
  • Chairman of Council, MLC School Burwood

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Tony (Anthony) Coleman

Independent Director

BA, MBA, Hon DBus

Tony was appointed to the AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited boards in February 2011. Tony is a member of the Audit Committees of both boards, and previously served as Chairman of the Committees from February 2011 until November 2014. He was appointed Chairman of the Risk Committees for both boards in November 2014.

Experience

Tony has more than 30 years' financial service experience, having held previous roles including Chief Risk Officer and Group Actuary for Insurance Australia Group Limited, and Corporate Finance and Valuations Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers (Australia). He was previously a director of Max Bupa Health Insurance Limited, and has also held roles with Australian Bank Limited and MLC Insurance Limited.

Tony is a director of Lonergan Edwards & Associates Limited and Kymat Pty Limited, Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in Australia.

Government and community involvement

  • Chairman of the Arts Health Institute
  • Chairman of the Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
  • Director of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystem Cooperative Research Centre

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Independent Director
Independent Director
Independent Director

Diana Eilert

Independent Director

BSc, MCom

Diana was appointed to the AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited boards in August 2012. Diana has served as a member of the Audit Committees of both boards since August 2012 and was appointed as a member of the Risk Committees of both boards in November 2014.

Experience

Diana has an extensive board and executive career spanning more than 30 years. During her executive career, Diana held operational roles at Suncorp including Group Executive of Suncorp’s insurance business and Group Executive People, Technology, Marketing and Joint Ventures. She also spent 10 years with Citibank working in a variety of areas including retail bank credit and risk, mortgages, retail funds management, and direct banking. Most recently she was Head of Strategy and Corporate Development for News Limited. Diana was previously also a director of Veda Group Limited, and digital businesses realestate.com.au, onthehouse and OurDeal.

Diana is a member of AT Kearney’s Australian advisory board, and is also a director of infrastructure businesses Networks NSW and Queensland Urban Utilities

Listed directorships

  • Director of Navitas Limited (appointed July 2014)
  • Director of Super Retail Group Limited (appointed October 2015)

Government and community involvement

  • Director of the Sydney Festival Board

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Andrew Harmos

Independent Director

BCom, LLB (Hons)

Andrew Harmos was appointed to the AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited boards in August 2013. Andrew has served as a member of the Audit Committees of both boards since August 2013 and was appointed as a member of the Risk Committees of both boards in November 2014. Andrew became Chairman of the Audit Committees of both boards in May 2016.

Experience

Andrew is one of the founding directors and shareholders of Harmos Horton Lusk Limited, an Auckland-based specialist corporate legal advisory firm. He specialises in corporate takeovers, corporate structure and governance advice, company, business and asset acquisitions and disposals, securities offerings, strategic and board corporate advice.

Andrew is also a director of Pascaro Investments Limited (a farm investment company) and Elevation Capital Management Limited, and was previously Chairman of NZX Limited and a trustee of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Scentre Group (formerly Westfield Retail Trust) (appointed December 2010)

Government and community involvement

  • Member of the New Zealand Arts Foundation Finance Committee

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Holly Kramer

Independent Director

BA, MBA

Holly was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in October 2015 and was appointed a member of the Audit Committee in November 2015. Holly was also appointed to the AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited Boards and as a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee of each board in May 2016.

Experience

Holly has more than 20 years' experience in general management, marketing and sales for customer-focused organisations. Most recently Holly was Chief Executive Officer of apparel retailer Best & Less, where she transformed the business and returned it to growth and profitability. Holly has also held senior executive and marketing roles with Pacific Brands, Telstra, eCorp and the Ford Motor Company.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited (appointed May 2015)
  • Director of Woolworths Limited (appointed February 2016)

Government and community involvement

  • Director of Australia Post
  • Director of Southern Phone Company Limited
  • Director of the Alannah and Madeleine Foundation

Professor Peter Shergold AC

Independent Director

BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Peter was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in May 2008, as Chairman of its Risk Committee in November 2014 and as a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee in August 2016. Peter was appointed to the AMP Life Limited Board in August 2008 and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited Board in March 2011. He was also appointed a Director of AMP Bank Limited in February 2016. 

Experience

Peter is Chancellor and Chair of the board of trustees of Western Sydney University. He serves on a number of private sector, government and not-for-profit boards, including as a Director of Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Chairman of Opal Aged Care. Previously, Peter served as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and Comcare, Public Service Commissioner, Secretary of the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business, and Secretary of the Department of Education, Science and Training.

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996, awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 and made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2007, each being for public service.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Veda Group Limited (October 2013 - February 2016)

Government and community involvement

  • Chairman of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • Chairman of the NSW Public Service Commission Advisory Board
  • NSW Coordinator-General for Refugee Resettlement

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Patricia (Patty) Akopiantz

Independent Chairman

BA, MBA

Patty was appointed to the AMP Limited Board and the People and Remuneration Committee in March 2011, becoming Chairman of that committee in August 2014. She joined the Nomination and Governance Committee in August 2015. Patty was appointed a Director of AMP Bank Limited in November 2011 and Chairman in November 2015. She became a member of the AMP Bank Audit Committee and the AMP Bank Risk Committee in November 2014.

Experience

Patty has over 25 years' senior management and consultancy experience, primarily in the retail and consumer industries both in Australia and overseas. She has served as General Manager of Marketing at David Jones, Vice President for a United States apparel manufacturer and as a management consultant with McKinsey, advising some of Australia’s leading companies on strategy and organisational change.

Over the last 13 years, Patty has served on numerous boards including AXA Asia Pacific Holdings and Coles Group. In 2003, she was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to Australian society in business leadership.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Ramsay Health Care Limited (appointed April 2015)

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Sally Bruce

Director

BCom, MAppFin

Sally joined AMP as Managing Director, AMP Bank in August 2015 and was appointed to the AMP Bank Limited Board in August 2015.

Experience

Sally has more than 25 years' experience in banking and financial services. Prior to joining AMP she worked at National Australia Bank where she held a number of senior executive positions including Chief Financial Officer Business and Personal Banking, Acting Executive General Manager Consumer Product Solutions and General Manager, Mortgages Australia.

Sally also had an extensive career with Macquarie Group including several leadership roles in their retail banking division. 

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Rob Caprioli

Director

BEng (Elec) (Hons)

Rob joined AMP in December 2010 and is responsible for AMP's advice, banking and corporate superannuation business portfolio.

Experience

In a career spanning more than 20 years in the financial and professional services sectors, Rob has held a number of senior strategic and leadership roles, both in Australia and the UK, including Vice President of march FIRST in London, Associate Partner of Accenture and Principal for the multi‐channel consulting services practice at IBM.

Before joining AMP, Rob spent six years at Westpac, leading the bank's retail and business banking operations and developing and implementing business transformation strategies to increase efficiency and effectiveness, drive revenue, reduce operating expenses and deliver a better experience for customers.

Other appointments

  • Director of AMP Bank Limited
  • Director of the Banking and Finance Oath Limited

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Gordon Lefevre

Director

FCA

Gordon joined AMP in January 2014 and assumed the Chief Financial Officer role from 1 March 2014

Experience

Gordon has considerable financial services industry experience including 13 years with the National Australia Bank Group. His career at the bank included a range of both customer facing and group support function roles domestically and overseas. Immediately prior to leaving he was the Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer. Before joining AMP he was Chief Financial Officer of the Grocon Construction Group in Australia.

Other appointments

  • Director of AMP Bank Limited

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Independent Director
Independent Director

Joanne (Joe) Pollard

Independent Director

Joe was appointed to the AMP Bank Limited Board in August 2014.  She was appointed as a member of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Risk Committee in November 2014.

Experience

Joe has over 30 years' experience in the media, marketing and digital industry.  She is currently the Group Executive of Media at the Telstra Corporation. 

Joe was previously a non-executive director at Nine Entertainment Co, Chief Executive Officer of Publicis Mojo and Chief Executive Officer of ninemsn. While at ninemsn she served as a board member for ninemsn, iSelect Limited, IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau), the AANA (Australian Association of National Advertisers) and ABCN (Australian Business Community Network).

Joe has also worked as Sales and Marketing Director for the Nine Entertainment Group. She previously worked for Nike Inc for 10 years as Global Director of Media, Digital and Content in the US and at Nike Japan as Marketing Director.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Ltd (February 2013 – November 2014)

Professor Peter Shergold AC

Independent Director

BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Peter was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in May 2008, as Chairman of its Risk Committee in November 2014 and as a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee in August 2016. Peter was appointed to the AMP Life Limited Board in August 2008 and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited Board in March 2011. He was also appointed a Director of AMP Bank Limited in February 2016. 

Experience

Peter is Chancellor and Chair of the board of trustees of Western Sydney University. He serves on a number of private sector, government and not-for-profit boards, including as a Director of Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Chairman of Opal Aged Care. Previously, Peter served as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and Comcare, Public Service Commissioner, Secretary of the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business, and Secretary of the Department of Education, Science and Training.

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996, awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 and made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2007, each being for public service.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Veda Group Limited (October 2013 - February 2016)

Government and community involvement

  • Chairman of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • Chairman of the NSW Public Service Commission Advisory Board
  • NSW Coordinator-General for Refugee Resettlement

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Trudy Vonhoff

Independent Director

BBus (Hons), MBA, SF Fin

Trudy was appointed to the AMP Bank Limited Board and its Audit Committee in June 2012. She was appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Risk Committee in November 2014, becoming Chair of the Risk Committee in November 2015.

Experience

Trudy has over 30 years' experience in financial services. She holds a number of non-executive roles, and provides consulting services to the financial services and accounting industries.

Previously Trudy held executive positions in Westpac Banking Corporation, leading the businesses of Commercial & Agribusiness Banking, Retail Banking and Technology & Operations, and held office as a director of the Westpac Staff Superannuation Fund. Trudy has also held various subsidiary board roles in AMP.

Listed Directorships

  • Director of Ruralco Holdings Limited
  • Director of Cabcharge Australia Limited

Community involvement

  • Director of Tennis NSW

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Vanessa Wallace

Independent Chairman

BCom, MBA

Vanessa was appointed to the AMP Limited Board, and as a member of the Risk Committee and the People and Remuneration Committee in March 2016. She was appointed as Chairman of the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in August 2016, having joined the Board and its Audit and Risk Committee in May 2016.

Experience

Vanessa has over 30 years' experience consulting to the financial services sector across Asia Pacific, most recently as Executive Chairman of Strategy& Japan Inc which formed from the merger of PwC and Booz & Company. Previously she was Booz & Company’s financial services practice leader and held multiple governance roles at the highest level within Booz’s global partnership including member of the board.  She was actively involved in the firm’s strategy and customer, channels and markets activities which focused on areas such as customer experience, offer design and channels to market across a number of industries. Vanessa also has experience in mergers and acquisitions and post-merger integration.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Wesfarmers Limited (appointed July 2010)

Government and community involvement

  • Member of the Chairman's Council of the Australian Chamber Orchestra Pty Ltd
  • Member of the MS Research Australia Leadership Council

Grant Bailey

Independent Director

BEcon (Hons)

Grant was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board and its Audit & Risk Committee in June 2014.  He became Chairman of the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Audit & Risk Committee in August 2014.  He was appointed as an External Member of the AMP Capital China Growth Fund Advisory Committee in September 2015.

Experience

Grant spent 12 years in a variety of senior executive roles at ING Investment Management internationally, including Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ING’s Asia Pacific business based in Hong Kong, CEO of its Middle East business based in Dubai, as well as and CEO of the Australian business based in Sydney. Before joining ING, Grant was with Citigroup for 10 years.  During this period his positions included CEO of Citi’s asset management business in Australia and New Zealand, Managing Director and Head of Investments for the Asia Pacific region based in Singapore, and as Chief Economist for Australia.

Grant has a degree in economics from the University of Adelaide

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Craig Meller

Director

BSc (Hons)
Craig was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in January 2014. He has been a Director of AMP Life Limited since October 2007, a Director of The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited since March 2011 and a Director of AMP Capital Holdings Limited since January 2014.

Experience

Prior to becoming CEO, Craig was Managing Director (MD) of AMP Financial Services from 2007–2013. Craig started with the AMP group’s United Kingdom (UK) business in 2001 before coming to Australia in 2002 to take up the role of MD, AMP Banking. He moved to the role of Director of Product Manufacturing in 2003.

Craig started his career at Lloyds TSB in the UK where he spent more than 14 years working across the business in a number of management roles. From 1998 he worked at Virgin Direct where he was MD from 1999–2001.

Government and community involvement

  • Member, Financial Sector Advisory Council

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Akira Suzuki

Director

BL

Akira was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in March 2012.

Experience

Akira Suzuki joined The Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB) in 1982 and has fulfilled various roles within the bank, primarily in asset management. He is currently the Managing Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive of Trust Assets Business Group.

Akira began his career at MUTB as an active foreign equity fund manager for corporate pension funds and later a portfolio manager for public pension funds. He has also worked with the corporate investment planning division and the bank's fiduciary asset management. In addition he has held a temporary position (two years) at the Ministry of Finance where he was Chief Economist of the Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policy (presently the Policy Research Institute).

External appointments /directorships

  • Director of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC
Director

Adam Tindall

Director

BE (Hons), GDipMan, GcertAppFinInv, FAICD

Adam joined AMP Capital in 2009 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2015. AMP Capital is a specialist investment manager which manages funds on behalf of retail and institutional clients across a range of asset classes including equities, fixed interest, property and infrastructure. AMP Capital has offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Experience

Before being appointed CEO, Adam held the role of Director and Chief Investment Officer, Property at AMP Capital. Adam has 28 years of extensive experience in the property industry. He joined AMP Capital Property in 2009 from Macquarie Capital where he was Executive Director, Property and Infrastructure, responsible for creating or enhancing a number of major property investment funds. Prior to this, Adam spent 17 years with Lend Lease, ultimately working in various business leadership roles including CEO, Asia Pacific for Bovis Lend Lease.

Other appointments

  • Executive Member of the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee

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