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AMP Bank Limited Board

AMP Bank is a direct bank which operates through a network of AMP agents providing lending products and deposit accounts. 

 

 

Patricia (Patty) Akopiantz
Independent Chairman
Sally Bruce
Director
Holly Kramer
Independent Director
Gordon Lefevre
Director
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

 

Sally Bruce
Director

BCom, MAppFin

Sally joined AMP in August 2015 as Managing Director, AMP Bank and was appointed Group Executive, AMP Bank in January 2017. Sally is responsible for AMP’s banking business, as well as contributing to the overall leadership and culture of the organisation.

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 Melbourne International Arts Festival

 

Holly Kramer
Independent Director

BA (Hons), 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

  • Deputy Chair of Australia Post
  • Director of Southern Phone Company Limited
  • Director of The GO Foundation 
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Western Sydney University

 

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.

 

Wendy Thorpe
Director
Trudy Vonhoff
Independent Director
Wendy Thorpe
Director

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

Wendy was appointed as a Director of the AMP Bank Limited Board in February 2017 and as a member of the Risk Committee from January 2018.

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.

 

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

 

Patricia (Patty) Akopiantz
Independent Chairman
Sally Bruce
Director
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

 

Sally Bruce
Director

BCom, MAppFin

Sally joined AMP in August 2015 as Managing Director, AMP Bank and was appointed Group Executive, AMP Bank in January 2017. Sally is responsible for AMP’s banking business, as well as contributing to the overall leadership and culture of the organisation.

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 Melbourne International Arts Festival

 

Holly Kramer
Independent Director
Gordon Lefevre
Director
Holly Kramer
Independent Director

BA (Hons), 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

  • Deputy Chair of Australia Post
  • Director of Southern Phone Company Limited
  • Director of The GO Foundation 
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Western Sydney University

 

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.

 

Wendy Thorpe
Director
Trudy Vonhoff
Independent Director
Wendy Thorpe
Director

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

Wendy was appointed as a Director of the AMP Bank Limited Board in February 2017 and as a member of the Risk Committee from January 2018.

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.

 

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