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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.
John Nesbitt
Independent Chairman
Grant Bailey
Independent Director
Francesco De Ferarri
Chief Executive Officer
John Fraser
Independent Director
John Nesbitt
Independent Chairman

FCA, F Fin, GAICD

John was appointed Chairman of the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in June 2018. He was a Director of AMP Capital Funds Management Limited and Chairman of AMP Investment Services Pty Limited between July 2017 and May 2018.

Experience

John is a non-executive director with more than 40 years’ experience across a number of sectors including investment management, banking, insurance, property, construction and infrastructure. During this time, John has held CEO, CFO and senior finance and business positions in Australia and Asia, the US and the UK. Most recently, John was CEO at Suncorp Banking & Wealth, having previously held the position of Group CFO for Suncorp Group Limited for a number of years. Prior to Suncorp, he was leading the private wealth division at Perpetual after being Group CFO for Perpetual Limited for four years and was also Chairman of the Perpetual Superannuation Board. He has 15 years’ experience in property infrastructure and construction, mostly with Lendlease Group. John has extensive governance experience of ASX-listed and private company boards and has previously served as a member of the Australian Bankers’ Association Council and the Australian Payments Council.

Listed directorship

  • Director of ME Bank (Members Equity Bank Limited)
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.

Experience

Grant has extensive experience in investment and asset management platforms, having spent over 20 years in senior executive roles in Australia and overseas. Grant spent 12 years in 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 CEO of the Australian business based in Sydney. Before joining ING, Grant was with Citigroup for 10 years. During this period his roles 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.

 

Francesco De Ferarri
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. 

John Fraser
Independent Director

BEc (Hons)

John was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in September 2018 and was appointed a member of its Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committees in January 2019.

In February 2019, John was appointed to the AMP Bank Limited Board and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committees. He was also appointed from the same time to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committee.

Experience

John has more than 40 years’ experience in leadership roles in economics, public policy, capital markets and asset management in Australia and overseas.

Most recently he was Secretary to the Treasury from 2015 to July 2018. In this capacity, John was a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, a member of the Australian Council of Financial Regulators and Chair of the G20 Global Infrastructure Hub.

John came back to Treasury after an extensive career with UBS, including more than a decade as Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management based in London. During this time, he was also a member of the UBS Group Executive Board and Chairman of UBS Saudi Arabia, as well as Chairman of various subsidiaries and joint ventures for UBS Global Asset Management. John also served as an Australian Stock Exchange Board director and as Chairman of Victorian Funds Management Corporation.

Prior to joining UBS and its predecessor organisations in 1993, John held a number of senior positions with the Australian Treasury over 20 years, including postings at the International Monetary Fund and at the Australian Embassy in the United States.

John graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, with a first-class honours degree in economics. He received a Centenary medal for service to Australian society through business and economics in 2001 and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Monash University.

Government and community involvement

  • Director of the Advance Board (appointed September 2018)
  • Director of the Future Fund (appointed November 2018)
Debra Hazelton
Independent Director
Adam Tindall
Director
Peter Varghese AO
Independent Director
Takayuki Yasuda
Non-Executive Director
Debra Hazelton
Independent Director

BA (Hons), MCom

Debra was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in June 2019 and is a member of the Remuneration, Audit and Risk Committees. At the same time, she was appointed to 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, Australia-Japan Foundation (appointed October 2015)
  • Director, Treasury Corporation of Victoria (appointed August 2018)
Adam Tindall
Director

BE (Hons), GDipMan, GcertAppFinInv, FAICD

Adam has fulfilled the role of Chief Executive Officer, AMP Capital since October 2015. As CEO, Adam leads an increasingly preeminent global investment manager, entrusted to manage funds and separate accounts on behalf of clients across a range of asset classes including equities, fixed income, real estate, infrastructure and multi-asset capabilities. AMP Capital has client relationships and assets around the world managed by teams based in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, 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 investment management and real estate. 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

  • Male Champion of Change

 

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 Committee in May 2017 and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees in 2019.

Peter was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committee in October 2016. He was also appointed to the AMP Bank Board in May 2018 and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committees in February 2019.

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 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.

Government and community involvement

  • Chancellor, University of Queensland (appointed July 2016)
  • Member, Advisory Panel Australia India Institute (appointed July 2016)
  • Director, North Queensland Airports (appointed Janurary 2019)
  • Director, CARE Australia (appointed July 2019)

 

Takayuki Yasuda
Non-Executive Director

BL

Takayuki Yasuda was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in April 2019.

Experience

Takayuki joined The Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation) in 1987 and has fulfilled various roles within the bank, primarily in proprietary investments and global business planning. He is currently the Managing Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive of Asset Management & Investor Services Business Unit. 

Takayuki has significant experience in capital markets and investments, and global business development. He had also worked as General Manager with the Markets and Global Business Planning Division and London Branch. In addition, he was seconded as visiting fellow to The Brookings Institution in Washington DC, and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan as Researcher in the Economic Partnership Division of the Economic Affairs Bureau.

Other directorships and appointments

  • Director of The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.
John Nesbitt
Independent Chairman
Grant Bailey
Independent Director
John Nesbitt
Independent Chairman

FCA, F Fin, GAICD

John was appointed Chairman of the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in June 2018. He was a Director of AMP Capital Funds Management Limited and Chairman of AMP Investment Services Pty Limited between July 2017 and May 2018.

Experience

John is a non-executive director with more than 40 years’ experience across a number of sectors including investment management, banking, insurance, property, construction and infrastructure. During this time, John has held CEO, CFO and senior finance and business positions in Australia and Asia, the US and the UK. Most recently, John was CEO at Suncorp Banking & Wealth, having previously held the position of Group CFO for Suncorp Group Limited for a number of years. Prior to Suncorp, he was leading the private wealth division at Perpetual after being Group CFO for Perpetual Limited for four years and was also Chairman of the Perpetual Superannuation Board. He has 15 years’ experience in property infrastructure and construction, mostly with Lendlease Group. John has extensive governance experience of ASX-listed and private company boards and has previously served as a member of the Australian Bankers’ Association Council and the Australian Payments Council.

Listed directorship

  • Director of ME Bank (Members Equity Bank Limited)
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.

Experience

Grant has extensive experience in investment and asset management platforms, having spent over 20 years in senior executive roles in Australia and overseas. Grant spent 12 years in 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 CEO of the Australian business based in Sydney. Before joining ING, Grant was with Citigroup for 10 years. During this period his roles 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.

 

Francesco De Ferarri
Chief Executive Officer
John Fraser
Independent Director
Francesco De Ferarri
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. 

John Fraser
Independent Director

BEc (Hons)

John was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in September 2018 and was appointed a member of its Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committees in January 2019.

In February 2019, John was appointed to the AMP Bank Limited Board and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committees. He was also appointed from the same time to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committee.

Experience

John has more than 40 years’ experience in leadership roles in economics, public policy, capital markets and asset management in Australia and overseas.

Most recently he was Secretary to the Treasury from 2015 to July 2018. In this capacity, John was a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, a member of the Australian Council of Financial Regulators and Chair of the G20 Global Infrastructure Hub.

John came back to Treasury after an extensive career with UBS, including more than a decade as Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management based in London. During this time, he was also a member of the UBS Group Executive Board and Chairman of UBS Saudi Arabia, as well as Chairman of various subsidiaries and joint ventures for UBS Global Asset Management. John also served as an Australian Stock Exchange Board director and as Chairman of Victorian Funds Management Corporation.

Prior to joining UBS and its predecessor organisations in 1993, John held a number of senior positions with the Australian Treasury over 20 years, including postings at the International Monetary Fund and at the Australian Embassy in the United States.

John graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, with a first-class honours degree in economics. He received a Centenary medal for service to Australian society through business and economics in 2001 and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Monash University.

Government and community involvement

  • Director of the Advance Board (appointed September 2018)
  • Director of the Future Fund (appointed November 2018)
Debra Hazelton
Independent Director
Adam Tindall
Director
Debra Hazelton
Independent Director

BA (Hons), MCom

Debra was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in June 2019 and is a member of the Remuneration, Audit and Risk Committees. At the same time, she was appointed to 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, Australia-Japan Foundation (appointed October 2015)
  • Director, Treasury Corporation of Victoria (appointed August 2018)
Adam Tindall
Director

BE (Hons), GDipMan, GcertAppFinInv, FAICD

Adam has fulfilled the role of Chief Executive Officer, AMP Capital since October 2015. As CEO, Adam leads an increasingly preeminent global investment manager, entrusted to manage funds and separate accounts on behalf of clients across a range of asset classes including equities, fixed income, real estate, infrastructure and multi-asset capabilities. AMP Capital has client relationships and assets around the world managed by teams based in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, 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 investment management and real estate. 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

  • Male Champion of Change

 

Peter Varghese AO
Independent Director
Takayuki Yasuda
Non-Executive 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 Committee in May 2017 and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees in 2019.

Peter was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committee in October 2016. He was also appointed to the AMP Bank Board in May 2018 and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committees in February 2019.

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 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.

Government and community involvement

  • Chancellor, University of Queensland (appointed July 2016)
  • Member, Advisory Panel Australia India Institute (appointed July 2016)
  • Director, North Queensland Airports (appointed Janurary 2019)
  • Director, CARE Australia (appointed July 2019)

 

Takayuki Yasuda
Non-Executive Director

BL

Takayuki Yasuda was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in April 2019.

Experience

Takayuki joined The Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation (currently Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation) in 1987 and has fulfilled various roles within the bank, primarily in proprietary investments and global business planning. He is currently the Managing Executive Officer and Deputy Chief Executive of Asset Management & Investor Services Business Unit. 

Takayuki has significant experience in capital markets and investments, and global business development. He had also worked as General Manager with the Markets and Global Business Planning Division and London Branch. In addition, he was seconded as visiting fellow to The Brookings Institution in Washington DC, and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan as Researcher in the Economic Partnership Division of the Economic Affairs Bureau.

Other directorships and appointments

  • Director of The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.