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
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 a 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 has extensive corporate finance and public company experience and is a former senior investment banker and corporate lawyer with a background 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
  • Trustee, Art Gallery of NSW

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Craig Meller

Chief Executive Officer

BSc (Hons)

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

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 and the Risk Committee in February 2017. 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 extensive experience in retail and consumer-facing industries internationally, having spent over 25 years in senior management and consultancy roles 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 15 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)

Government and community involvement

  • Director of Belvoir St Theatre

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Andrew Harmos

Independent Director

BCom, LLB (Hons)

Andrew was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in June 2017 and is a member of its Audit and Risk Committees. Andrew was appointed a Director of AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited boards in August 2013. He 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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Independent Director
Independent Director
Independent Director
Independent Director

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. In May 2017, she was appointed a Director of AMP Bank Limited, Chairman of the AMP Bank Audit Committee and a member of the AMP Bank Risk Committee. Holly served as a Director of AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited and as a member of their Audit Committees and Risk Committees from May 2016 until February 2017.

Experience

Holly has considerable retail, marketing and digital experience with more than 20 years spent 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 Woolworths Limited (appointed February 2016)
  • Director of Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited (May 2015 to February 2017)

Government and community involvement

  • Director of Australia Post
  • Director of Southern Phone Company Limited
  • Director of The GO Foundation 

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, an actuary with more than 40 years’ experience in financial services, has expertise in life insurance, general insurance, wealth management, banking, investment management and risk. He has held life and general insurance chief executive roles in Australia, North America, Asia and Europe. He returned to Australia in 2013 after 15 years overseas and has assembled a portfolio of non-executive directorships. His last overseas position was as an executive director of Aviva plc. a leading global life and general insurer. He was also chairman of its UK and French businesses. Prior to that he was Group CEO of Friends Provident plc.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Cover-More Group Limited (December 2013 to April 2017)
  • Chairman of 1st Group 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, with a particular focus on accounting, financial management and strategic advice. He was appointed CFO of SEEK Limited in June 2015 and prior to that held the positions of Managing Partner of Deloitte Victoria and Director of Deloitte Australia, and Group CFO of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings. Geoff is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand 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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Peter Varghese AO

Independent Director

BA (Hons)

Peter was appointed to the AMP Limited Board and as a member of its Risk Committee in October 2016. He became a member of the Nomination & Governance Committee in May 2017. Peter was also appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committee in October 2016. 

Experience

Peter has extensive experience in public administration and governmental and international affairs, which spans 38 years and includes senior positions in foreign affairs, trade policy and intelligence. Most recently, Peter was Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where he was CEO of a complex global operation including 100 overseas posts. His previous appointments include High Commissioner to India, High Commissioner to Malaysia, Director-General of the Office of National Assessments, and Senior Adviser (International) to the Prime Minister of Australia. He also was a member of the Australia-China High Level Dialogue and was the Minister (Political) at the Australian Embassy in Japan. Peter is Chancellor of the University of Queensland.

Peter was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2010 for distinguished service to public administration. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Queensland in recognition of his distinguished service to diplomacy and Australian public service.

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Independent Director
Independent Director

Vanessa Wallace

Independent Director

BCom, MBA

Vanessa was appointed to the AMP Limited Board and as a member of the People and Remuneration Committee in March 2016. She was appointed 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 wide-ranging experience in financial services strategy, having spent over 30 years consulting to the financial services sector across Asia Pacific. Most recently Vanessa was 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 as a member of its 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)
  • Director of SEEK Limited (appointed March 2017)

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

Mike Wilkins

Independent Director

BCom, MBA

Mike was appointed to the AMP Limited Board and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committees in September 2016. In May 2017, he became Chairman of the Risk Committee. He was also appointed to the AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited Boards in October 2016 and as a member of their Audit and Risk Committees in November 2016, becoming Chairman of those Risk Committees in February 2017.

Experience

Mike has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services in Australia and Asia, including life insurance and investment management. Mike has more than 20 years’ experience as CEO for ASX100 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.

Mike 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. Mike is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Mike was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to the insurance industry.

Listed directorships

  • Director of QBE Insurance Group Limited (appointed November 2016)
  • Director of Medibank Private Limited (appointed May 2017)

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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
Group Executive, AMP Bank
Chief Risk 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 and a Director of The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited since March 2011.

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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Megan Beer

Group Executive, Insurance

EMBA, MEc

Megan joined AMP in February 2014 as Director, Insurance and was appointed Group Executive, Insurance on 1 January 2017. Megan is responsible for AMP’s insurance business, including mature lines.

Experience

Megan has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry in a range of executive, finance, actuarial and consulting roles. Prior to Megan’s appointment as Group Executive, Insurance, Megan was Director of Insurance at AMP since 2014. Prior to AMP, Megan led NAB’s wealth management and insurance offer through the bank channel as General Manager, Bancassurance and Direct. Megan was also General Manager of Group Insurance and Head of Finance for Insurance, both at MLC. She worked for Tower (now TAL) for six years as Chief Actuary, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Claims, and has been a Director with Tillinghast (Consulting Actuaries).

Other appointments

  • Managing Director of AMP Life and the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited
  • Director of National Mutual Funds Management Limited
  • Director of Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance

Sally Bruce

Group Executive, AMP Bank

BCom, MAppFin

Sally joined AMP in August 2015 as Managing Director, AMP Bank and was appointed Group Executive, AMP Bank on 1 January 2017. Sally is responsible for AMP’s banking business.

Experience

Sally has more than 25 years’ experience in banking and financial services. During her five years at NAB, Sally held a number of senior executive positions including Chief Financial Officer, Business and Personal Banking. Prior to this, she held a number of senior leadership roles in a 20-year career at Macquarie Group.

Other appointments

  • Director of AMP Bank Limited
  • Director of Melbourne International Arts Festival

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Saskia Goedhart

Chief Risk Officer

Saskia joined AMP in July 2015 as Chief Risk Officer and was appointed to the group leadership team on 1 January 2017. Saskia is responsible for AMP’s risk management.

Experience

Saskia joined AMP from EY where she was the partner responsible for risk management in the financial sector in Canada, and for risk management in insurance in the US. Saskia has more than 20 years of experience as a risk management professional and has worked in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior roles include Chief Risk Officer (CRO) for the North American region at Aviva plc and CRO for Munich Re Life, also in North America. Saskia worked for 10 years at ING as Head of Economic Capital and Asset Liability Management in the US, CRO of the annuity business in the US, Chief Financial Officer, ING Life in Japan, and other senior risk and financial management roles throughout ING in Europe. Saskia also has more than 10 years of experience as a corporate finance and risk management consultant, having worked at EY, PwC and Van Den Boom Groep.

Chief Financial Officer
Group Executive, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff
Group Executive, Advice and New Zealand
Group Executive, Technology and Operations

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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Helen Livesey

Group Executive, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff

BSc (Hons)

Helen joined AMP in 1999 and was appointed Group Executive, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff on 1 January 2017. Helen has group-wide responsibility for brand, reputation and communications management, managing AMP’s relationship with key stakeholders.

Experience

Helen has held a number of senior roles at AMP, including Director Brand and Marketing, Director Corporate Communications and Director Public Affairs UK. Helen has over 20 years’ experience in corporate affairs, marketing and brand management across a range of industries in Australia and the UK in both consultancy and in-house roles.

Jack Regan

Group Executive, Advice and New Zealand

BEd, GradDipMkt

Jack has been with AMP in Australia and New Zealand for 18 years and was appointed Group Executive, Advice and New Zealand, on 1 January 2017. He is responsible for AMP’s Advice and Direct businesses in Australia and AMP’s operations in New Zealand. Jack was Managing Director of AMP in New Zealand for 10 years.

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

  • Director of AMP Advice Holdings Pty Limited
  • Board member of ipac Securities Limited and ipac Group Services Pty Limited
  • Director of Financial Services Council

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Craig Ryman

Group Executive, Technology and Operations

BCom

Craig joined AMP in 1997 and was appointed to the role of Chief Information Officer in 2015. He will assume responsibility for operations effective 1 January 2017.

Experience

Prior to becoming Chief Information Officer, 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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Group Executive, Wealth Solutions and Customer
Group General Counsel
Chief Executive Officer, AMP Capital
Group Executive, People and Culture

Paul Sainsbury

Group Executive, Wealth Solutions and Customer

Paul was appointed Chief Customer Officer in April 2013 and was appointed Group Executive, Wealth Solutions and Customer on 1 January 2017. In this role he is responsible for AMP’s wealth management business and AMP’s strategic focus on customers. Paul’s portfolio of responsibility includes designing and orchestrating AMP’s customer experience strategy, management of AMP’s superannuation, retirement and investment platforms, business development, digital and design, as well as AMP’s SMSF business, SuperConcepts, and a dedicated business transformation team.

Experience

Paul 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 & Services; Chief Operating Officer, Product Manufacturing; Director Mature Products and Customer Service; and Operations Manager. From 2010 to 2013, Paul was responsible for AMP’s merger with the Australian and New Zealand businesses of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited.

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Brian Salter

Group General Counsel

BA, LLB (Hons), LLM (Hons)

Brian joined AMP in July 2008 as Group General Counsel. Brian has group-wide responsibility for AMP’s legal and governance functions.

Experience

Brian has over 35 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
  • Executive Director of N. M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited
  • Chairman of SCECGS Redlands Limited

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Adam Tindall

Chief Executive Officer, AMP Capital

BE (Hons), GDipMan, GcertAppFinInv, FAICD

Adam was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer, AMP Capital in October 2015. As CEO, Adam leads a market leading specialist investment manager, which manages funds on behalf of retail and institutional clients across a range of asset classes including equities, fixed income, real estate and infrastructure. AMP Capital has offices in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, 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 30 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 Executive Committee
  • Male Champion of Change

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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

 

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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Director

Brian Salter

Director

BA, LLB (Hons), LLM (Hons)

Brian joined AMP in July 2008 as Group General Counsel. Brian has group-wide responsibility for AMP’s legal and governance functions.

Experience

Brian has over 35 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
  • Executive Director of N. M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited
  • Chairman of SCECGS Redlands Limited

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The directors of AMP Life Limited are responsible for the corporate governance of:

  • the investment, administration and management of the AMP Life statutory funds under the Life Insurance Act
  • the Australian Financial Services Licence and Australian Credit Licence held by AMP Life.
     
Independent Chairman
Director
Group Executive, Insurance
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, an actuary with more than 40 years’ experience in financial services, has expertise in life insurance, general insurance, wealth management, banking, investment management and risk. He has held life and general insurance chief executive roles in Australia, North America, Asia and Europe. He returned to Australia in 2013 after 15 years overseas and has assembled a portfolio of non-executive directorships. His last overseas position was as an executive director of Aviva plc. a leading global life and general insurer. He was also chairman of its UK and French businesses. Prior to that he was Group CEO of Friends Provident plc.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Cover-More Group Limited (December 2013 to April 2017)
  • Chairman of 1st Group 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 and a Director of The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited since March 2011.

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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Megan Beer

Group Executive, Insurance

EMBA, MEc

Megan joined AMP in February 2014 as Director, Insurance and was appointed Group Executive, Insurance on 1 January 2017. Megan is responsible for AMP’s insurance business, including mature lines.

Experience

Megan has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry in a range of executive, finance, actuarial and consulting roles. Prior to Megan’s appointment as Group Executive, Insurance, Megan was Director of Insurance at AMP since 2014. Prior to AMP, Megan led NAB’s wealth management and insurance offer through the bank channel as General Manager, Bancassurance and Direct. Megan was also General Manager of Group Insurance and Head of Finance for Insurance, both at MLC. She worked for Tower (now TAL) for six years as Chief Actuary, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Claims, and has been a Director with Tillinghast (Consulting Actuaries).

Other appointments

  • Managing Director of AMP Life and the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited
  • Director of National Mutual Funds Management Limited
  • Director of Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance

Andrew Harmos

Independent Director

BCom, LLB (Hons)

Andrew was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in June 2017 and is a member of its Audit and Risk Committees. Andrew was appointed a Director of AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited boards in August 2013. He 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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Independent Director

Mike Wilkins

Independent Director

BCom, MBA

Mike was appointed to the AMP Limited Board and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committees in September 2016. In May 2017, he became Chairman of the Risk Committee. He was also appointed to the AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited Boards in October 2016 and as a member of their Audit and Risk Committees in November 2016, becoming Chairman of those Risk Committees in February 2017.

Experience

Mike has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services in Australia and Asia, including life insurance and investment management. Mike has more than 20 years’ experience as CEO for ASX100 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.

Mike 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. Mike is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Mike was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to the insurance industry.

Listed directorships

  • Director of QBE Insurance Group Limited (appointed November 2016)
  • Director of Medibank Private Limited (appointed May 2017)

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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 and the Risk Committee in February 2017. 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 extensive experience in retail and consumer-facing industries internationally, having spent over 25 years in senior management and consultancy roles 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 15 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)

Government and community involvement

  • Director of Belvoir St Theatre

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Sally Bruce

Director

BCom, MAppFin

Sally joined AMP in August 2015 as Managing Director, AMP Bank and was appointed Group Executive, AMP Bank on 1 January 2017. Sally is responsible for AMP’s banking business.

Experience

Sally has more than 25 years’ experience in banking and financial services. During her five years at NAB, Sally held a number of senior executive positions including Chief Financial Officer, Business and Personal Banking. Prior to this, she held a number of senior leadership roles in a 20-year career at Macquarie Group.

Other appointments

  • Director of AMP Bank Limited
  • Director of Melbourne International Arts Festival

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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. In May 2017, she was appointed a Director of AMP Bank Limited, Chairman of the AMP Bank Audit Committee and a member of the AMP Bank Risk Committee. Holly served as a Director of AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited and as a member of their Audit Committees and Risk Committees from May 2016 until February 2017.

Experience

Holly has considerable retail, marketing and digital experience with more than 20 years spent 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 Woolworths Limited (appointed February 2016)
  • Director of Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited (May 2015 to February 2017)

Government and community involvement

  • Director of Australia Post
  • Director of Southern Phone Company Limited
  • Director of The GO Foundation 

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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Wendy Thorpe

Director

BA, BBus, Grad Dip Applied Finance & Investment, FFin. AMP 172 (Harvard)

Wendy was appointed to the AMP Bank Limited Board in February 2017.

Experience

Wendy has over 30 years' experience in financial services and retired from the role of Group Executive, Operations at AMP Ltd in December 2016. Prior to this, Wendy held a number of other senior executive roles, leading both Operations and Information Technology, including Chief Operations Officer and Chief Information Officer at AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd, and General Manager, Institutional Technology at ANZ Bank.

Wendy chairs On-Line Education Services, a non-listed entity and served on the Council of Swinburne University for nine years. 

Community involvement

Director of Very Special Kids and Chair of the Finance and Risk Committee.

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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 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 People and Remuneration Committee in March 2016. She was appointed 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 wide-ranging experience in financial services strategy, having spent over 30 years consulting to the financial services sector across Asia Pacific. Most recently Vanessa was 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 as a member of its 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)
  • Director of SEEK Limited (appointed March 2017)

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

Adam Tindall

Director

BE (Hons), GDipMan, GcertAppFinInv, FAICD

Adam was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer, AMP Capital in October 2015. As CEO, Adam leads a market leading specialist investment manager, which manages funds on behalf of retail and institutional clients across a range of asset classes including equities, fixed income, real estate and infrastructure. AMP Capital has offices in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, 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 30 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 Executive Committee
  • Male Champion of Change

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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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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
Independent Director

Peter Varghese AO

Independent Director

BA (Hons)

Peter was appointed to the AMP Limited Board and as a member of its Risk Committee in October 2016. He became a member of the Nomination & Governance Committee in May 2017. Peter was also appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committee in October 2016. 

Experience

Peter has extensive experience in public administration and governmental and international affairs, which spans 38 years and includes senior positions in foreign affairs, trade policy and intelligence. Most recently, Peter was Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where he was CEO of a complex global operation including 100 overseas posts. His previous appointments include High Commissioner to India, High Commissioner to Malaysia, Director-General of the Office of National Assessments, and Senior Adviser (International) to the Prime Minister of Australia. He also was a member of the Australia-China High Level Dialogue and was the Minister (Political) at the Australian Embassy in Japan. Peter is Chancellor of the University of Queensland.

Peter was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2010 for distinguished service to public administration. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Queensland in recognition of his distinguished service to diplomacy and Australian public service.

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