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AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board (AMPCHL)
 
The directors of AMPCHL are responsible for the governance and performance of the AMP Capital business.
Michael Sammells
Chairman
Francesco De Ferrari
Chief Executive Officer
James Georgeson
Chief Financial Officer
Debra Hazelton
Independent Director
Michael Sammells
Chairman

BBus, FCPA & GAICD

Michael was appointed to the AMP Limited Board as a Non-Executive Director in March 2020. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit, Nomination and Risk Committees. In March 2020, Michael was also appointed to the AMP Bank Limited Board and is a member of its Audit and Risk Committees.

In addition, Michael is the Chairman of the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board and of its Audit and Risk Committee.

Experience

Michael has over 35 years of professional experience, with significant experience in senior management and financial controller roles.  His experience as Chief Financial Officer spans over 20 years from 1999 to 2019, where he held this role at private and ASX listed companies.

Michael is also a non-executive director of Sigma Healthcare Limited and served on numerous private boards over the last 10 years.

Listed directorship

  • Director, Sigma Healthcare Limited (appointed February 2020)
Francesco De Ferrari
Chief Executive Officer

MBA, BS (Econ) (IntBus) - Bachelor of Science in Economics and International Business

Francesco was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AMP Limited by the AMP Board, joining in December 2018. As CEO, he is responsible for leading the AMP business.

Also Francesco was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in January 2019 and the Boards of AMP Bank Limited and AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in February 2019.

Experience

Francesco has more than 20 years’ experience in the wealth management industry including private banking and management consulting. He spent 17 years in executive roles at Credit Suisse in Asia and Europe, leading businesses that grew substantially under his leadership.

During almost seven years as Head of Credit Suisse’s Asia Pacific private banking business, he overhauled the operating model, increased assets under management and profitability, and improved culture and controls within the business. As CEO of South East Asia and Frontier Markets, Mr De Ferrari was responsible for Credit Suisse’s business in Investment Banking, Global Markets, Private Banking in ASEAN and frontier markets across the Asia Pacific.

Francesco was conferred the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Distinguished Fellow award in 2016 for excellence in professional stature, integrity and achievement in the financial industry.

James Georgeson
Chief Financial Officer

BAcc, MCom & CA

James was appointed Chief Financial Officer in February 2020 after previously holding the position of Acting CFO from August 2019. James’ portfolio is also responsible for delivering AMP’s technology strategy, which includes data architecture, governance frameworks and cyber security strategy for the group.

Prior to this, he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer of AMP, with responsibility for AMP’s group performance reporting, strategic planning and forecasting, portfolio and capital management and AMP’s mergers and acquisitions functions

Experience

Since joining AMP in 2001, Mr Georgeson has held senior finance positions across the group including: Chief Financial Officer (AMP wealth management), Director of Group Finance, Chief Financial Officer (AMP New Zealand), Chief Risk Officer and Director of Strategy (AMP New Zealand).

James has 20 years’ experience in the finance industry.

James holds a Master of Commerce from Macquarie University, Bachelor of Accounting from University of Technology Sydney, and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.

Debra Hazelton
Independent Director

BA (Hons), MCom & GAICD

Debra was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in June 2019 and as the Chair in August 2020. She is also the Chair of the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Remuneration, Audit and Risk Committees.

Debra is the Chair of the AMP Bank Board and is a member of its Audit and Risk Committees.

In addition, Debra was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in June 2018 and is a member of its Audit and Risk Committee.

Experience

Debra brings significant experience from more than 30 years in global financial services, including as the local Chief Executive of Mizuho Bank in Australia and Commonwealth Bank (CBA) in Japan. She has expertise across fixed interest, treasury, institutional banking, risk management and financial markets.

Debra is also a non-executive director on the boards of Treasury Corporation of Victoria, Persol Australia Holdings and the Australia-Japan Foundation. Her previous board experience includes Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA), Asia Society and Women in Banking and Finance. She has graduate and post-graduate degrees in Japanese language, literature and philosophy as well as economics and finance.

Government and community involvement

  • Director, Treasury Corporation of Victoria (appointed August 2018)
  • Director, Australia-Japan Foundation (appointed October 2015)
  • Member, Australian Chamber Orchestra - Japan Advisory Committee (Appointed May 2019)
Michael Sammells
Chairman
Francesco De Ferrari
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Sammells
Chairman

BBus, FCPA & GAICD

Michael was appointed to the AMP Limited Board as a Non-Executive Director in March 2020. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit, Nomination and Risk Committees. In March 2020, Michael was also appointed to the AMP Bank Limited Board and is a member of its Audit and Risk Committees.

In addition, Michael is the Chairman of the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board and of its Audit and Risk Committee.

Experience

Michael has over 35 years of professional experience, with significant experience in senior management and financial controller roles.  His experience as Chief Financial Officer spans over 20 years from 1999 to 2019, where he held this role at private and ASX listed companies.

Michael is also a non-executive director of Sigma Healthcare Limited and served on numerous private boards over the last 10 years.

Listed directorship

  • Director, Sigma Healthcare Limited (appointed February 2020)
Francesco De Ferrari
Chief Executive Officer

MBA, BS (Econ) (IntBus) - Bachelor of Science in Economics and International Business

Francesco was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AMP Limited by the AMP Board, joining in December 2018. As CEO, he is responsible for leading the AMP business.

Also Francesco was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in January 2019 and the Boards of AMP Bank Limited and AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in February 2019.

Experience

Francesco has more than 20 years’ experience in the wealth management industry including private banking and management consulting. He spent 17 years in executive roles at Credit Suisse in Asia and Europe, leading businesses that grew substantially under his leadership.

During almost seven years as Head of Credit Suisse’s Asia Pacific private banking business, he overhauled the operating model, increased assets under management and profitability, and improved culture and controls within the business. As CEO of South East Asia and Frontier Markets, Mr De Ferrari was responsible for Credit Suisse’s business in Investment Banking, Global Markets, Private Banking in ASEAN and frontier markets across the Asia Pacific.

Francesco was conferred the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Distinguished Fellow award in 2016 for excellence in professional stature, integrity and achievement in the financial industry.

James Georgeson
Chief Financial Officer
Debra Hazelton
Independent Director
James Georgeson
Chief Financial Officer

BAcc, MCom & CA

James was appointed Chief Financial Officer in February 2020 after previously holding the position of Acting CFO from August 2019. James’ portfolio is also responsible for delivering AMP’s technology strategy, which includes data architecture, governance frameworks and cyber security strategy for the group.

Prior to this, he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer of AMP, with responsibility for AMP’s group performance reporting, strategic planning and forecasting, portfolio and capital management and AMP’s mergers and acquisitions functions

Experience

Since joining AMP in 2001, Mr Georgeson has held senior finance positions across the group including: Chief Financial Officer (AMP wealth management), Director of Group Finance, Chief Financial Officer (AMP New Zealand), Chief Risk Officer and Director of Strategy (AMP New Zealand).

James has 20 years’ experience in the finance industry.

James holds a Master of Commerce from Macquarie University, Bachelor of Accounting from University of Technology Sydney, and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.

Debra Hazelton
Independent Director

BA (Hons), MCom & GAICD

Debra was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in June 2019 and as the Chair in August 2020. She is also the Chair of the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Remuneration, Audit and Risk Committees.

Debra is the Chair of the AMP Bank Board and is a member of its Audit and Risk Committees.

In addition, Debra was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in June 2018 and is a member of its Audit and Risk Committee.

Experience

Debra brings significant experience from more than 30 years in global financial services, including as the local Chief Executive of Mizuho Bank in Australia and Commonwealth Bank (CBA) in Japan. She has expertise across fixed interest, treasury, institutional banking, risk management and financial markets.

Debra is also a non-executive director on the boards of Treasury Corporation of Victoria, Persol Australia Holdings and the Australia-Japan Foundation. Her previous board experience includes Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA), Asia Society and Women in Banking and Finance. She has graduate and post-graduate degrees in Japanese language, literature and philosophy as well as economics and finance.

Government and community involvement

  • Director, Treasury Corporation of Victoria (appointed August 2018)
  • Director, Australia-Japan Foundation (appointed October 2015)
  • Member, Australian Chamber Orchestra - Japan Advisory Committee (Appointed May 2019)