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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
Debra Hazleton
Independent Director
Akira Suzuki
Director
John Nesbitt
Independent Chairman

FCA, FCPA, BFin

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
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.

 

Debra Hazleton
Independent Director

BA (Hons), MA

Debra was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in June 2018.

Experience

Debra has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services across Australia and Japan.  She has expertise across fixed interest, treasury, institutional banking, risk management and global financial markets. Most recently Debra spent three years in Tokyo leading corporate culture globalisation and global talent acquisition and development for Mizuho Financial Group prior to her retirement from full time roles in 2017. She has also served in several leadership roles including CEO of Commonwealth Bank in Japan, and as Managing Director & CEO of Mizuho Bank Australia. Her non-executive director experience includes Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA), Asia Society and Women in Banking and Finance. Debra is educated in Japanese language, literature and philosophy as well as economics and finance.  

Listed directorship

  • Director of Australia-Japan Foundation
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 has considerable international pension and investment experience, as well as senior-level experience in government affairs. 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 Planning, Investment Planning and Fund Research & Development divisions. In addition he held a temporary position (two years) at the Ministry of Finance Japan 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
Peter Varghese AO
Independent Director
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

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 and Governance Committee in May 2017. Peter was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committee in October 2016. Peter was also appointed to the AMP Bank Board in May 2018.

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

 

John Nesbitt
Independent Chairman
Grant Bailey
Independent Director
John Nesbitt
Independent Chairman

FCA, FCPA, BFin

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
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.

 

Debra Hazleton
Independent Director
Akira Suzuki
Director
Debra Hazleton
Independent Director

BA (Hons), MA

Debra was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in June 2018.

Experience

Debra has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services across Australia and Japan.  She has expertise across fixed interest, treasury, institutional banking, risk management and global financial markets. Most recently Debra spent three years in Tokyo leading corporate culture globalisation and global talent acquisition and development for Mizuho Financial Group prior to her retirement from full time roles in 2017. She has also served in several leadership roles including CEO of Commonwealth Bank in Japan, and as Managing Director & CEO of Mizuho Bank Australia. Her non-executive director experience includes Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA), Asia Society and Women in Banking and Finance. Debra is educated in Japanese language, literature and philosophy as well as economics and finance.  

Listed directorship

  • Director of Australia-Japan Foundation
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 has considerable international pension and investment experience, as well as senior-level experience in government affairs. 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 Planning, Investment Planning and Fund Research & Development divisions. In addition he held a temporary position (two years) at the Ministry of Finance Japan 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
Peter Varghese AO
Independent Director
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

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 and Governance Committee in May 2017. Peter was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board and as a member of its Audit and Risk Committee in October 2016. Peter was also appointed to the AMP Bank Board in May 2018.

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