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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.
Vanessa Wallace
Independent Chairman
Grant Bailey
Independent Director
Akira Suzuki
Director
Adam Tindall
Director
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 for global markets 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
  • Member of the MS Research Australia Leadership Council
Grant Bailey
Independent Director

BEcon (Hons)

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

Experience

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

Grant has a degree in economics from the University of Adelaide.

 

Akira Suzuki
Director

BL

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

Experience

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

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

External appointments /directorships

  • Director of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC
  • Director of SWSMU Fund Management Co., Limited
  • Director of Standard Life Aberdeen PLC
  • Director of Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited
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, 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 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

  • Male Champion of Change

 

Peter Varghese AO
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 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
  • Chairman, Queensland Health Export and Investment Advisory Council

 

Vanessa Wallace
Independent Chairman
Grant Bailey
Independent Director
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 for global markets 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
  • Member of the MS Research Australia Leadership Council
Grant Bailey
Independent Director

BEcon (Hons)

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

Experience

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

Grant has a degree in economics from the University of Adelaide.

 

Akira Suzuki
Director
Adam Tindall
Director
Akira Suzuki
Director

BL

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

Experience

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

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

External appointments /directorships

  • Director of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC
  • Director of SWSMU Fund Management Co., Limited
  • Director of Standard Life Aberdeen PLC
  • Director of Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited
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, 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 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

  • Male Champion of Change

 

Peter Varghese AO
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 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
  • Chairman, Queensland Health Export and Investment Advisory Council