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AMP Limited Board


The directors of the AMP Limited Board are responsible for the overall governance and performance of the AMP group. 

 

 

David Murray AO
Chairman
Mike Wilkins AO
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Patricia (Patty) Akopiantz
Independent Director
John Fraser
Independent Director
David Murray AO
Chairman

BBus, MBA

David was appointed to the AMP Limited Board as Chairman in June 2018. He was also appointed as Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee and a member of the People and Remuneration Committee. 

Experience

David has 40 years’ experience in financial services, with expertise in banking and wealth management, as well as the industry’s regulatory environment.

David served as Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia from 1992 to 2005 and as the inaugural Chairman of the Australian Future Fund from 2006 to 2012 when his statutory term ended. He was also the inaugural chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. David also chaired the Financial System Inquiry, which reported to the Australian Government in December 2014 and has previously served as a member of the Finance Sector Advisory Council and the APEC Business Advisory Council. 

David holds a Bachelor of Business from the NSW Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration, commenced at Macquarie University and completed at the International Management Institute, Geneva. He holds an honorary PhD from Macquarie University.

Government and community involvement

  • Chairman of the Butterfly Foundation Limited
  • Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation
Mike Wilkins AO
Acting Chief Executive Officer

BCom, MBA

Mike was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in September 2016. He assumed the role of interim Executive Chairman from April 2018 until David Murray’s appointment as Chairman in June 2018. He currently holds the role of acting Chief Executive Officer. Mike was appointed to the AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited Boards in October 2016. He was also the Chairman of the Risk Committees of these Boards and a member of their Audit Committees up until his appointment as acting CEO.

Experience

Mike has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services in Australia and Asia, including life insurance and investment management. Mike has more than 20 years’ experience as CEO for ASX100 companies. Most recently, he served as Managing Director and CEO of Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG). He is the former Managing Director and CEO of Promina Group Limited and Tyndall Australia Limited.

Mike has served as a director of Alinta Limited, Maple-Brown Abbott Limited, The Geneva Association and the Australian Business and Community Network. He was on the Business Council of Australia for eight years and a member of the B20 Human Capital Taskforce in 2014. Mike is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Mike was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to the insurance industry.

Listed directorships

  • Director of QBE Insurance Group Limited (appointed November 2016)
  • Director of Medibank Private Limited (appointed May 2017)

 

Patricia (Patty) Akopiantz
Independent Director

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

 

John Fraser
Independent Director

BEc (Hons)

John was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in September 2018.

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 of the Advance Board 
Andrew Harmos
Independent Director
Trevor Matthews
Independent Director
John O'Sullivan
Independent Director
Geoff Roberts
Independent Director
Andrew Harmos
Independent Director

BCom, LLB (Hons)

Andrew was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in June 2017 and is a member of its Audit and Risk Committees and was appointed as Chairman of the Risk Committees in April 2018. Andrew was appointed a Director of AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited in August 2013. He has served as a member of the Audit Committees of both life company boards since August 2013 and was appointed as a member of the Risk Committees of both life company boards in November 2014 and Chairman in April 2018. Andrew became Chairman of the Audit Committees of both life company boards in May 2016.

Experience

Andrew is one of the founding directors and shareholders of Harmos Horton Lusk Limited, an Auckland-based specialist corporate legal advisory firm. He specialises in corporate takeovers, corporate structure and governance advice, company, business and asset acquisitions and disposals, securities offerings, and strategic and board corporate advice.

Andrew is also a director of Pascaro Investments Limited (a farm investment company) and Elevation Capital Management Limited, and was previously Chairman of NZX Limited and a trustee of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Scentre Group (appointed June 2014)

 

Trevor Matthews
Independent Director

MA

Trevor was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in March 2014, became a member of its Audit Committee in May 2014 and a member of the Risk Committee in November 2014. He was also appointed as a member of the People and Remuneration Committee in May 2018. Trevor joined the AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited Boards in June 2014 and was appointed Chairman of those boards in May 2016. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee of each of those boards.

Experience

Trevor, an actuary with more than 40 years’ experience in financial services, has expertise in life insurance, general insurance, wealth management, banking, investment management and risk. He has held life and general insurance chief executive roles in Australia, North America, Asia and Europe. He returned to Australia in 2013 after 15 years overseas and has assembled a portfolio of non-executive directorships. His last overseas position was as an executive director of Aviva plc. a leading global life and general insurer. He was also chairman of its UK and French businesses. Prior to that he was Group CEO of Friends Provident plc.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Cover-More Group Limited (December 2013 to April 2017)
  • Chairman of 1st Group Ltd (appointed February 2015)

Government and community involvement

  • Chairman of the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority

 

John O'Sullivan
Independent Director

BA, LLB, LMM

John was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in June 2018.

Experience

John has nearly 40 years’ experience in the legal and financial services sectors in Australia. He started his career at Freehill Hollingdale & Page (Herbert Smith Freehills), later becoming a partner at the firm where he was recognised as one of Australia’s leading corporate and M&A lawyers.

From 2003 to 2008, John was General Counsel of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia before spending ten years at Credit Suisse Australia where he was Executive Chairman, Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Australia until February 2018. John is a member of the Takeovers Panel. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Law from the University of London.

Government and community involvement

–   Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Geoff Roberts
Independent Director

BCom, MBA

Geoff was appointed to the AMP Limited Board and as Chairman of the Audit Committee in July 2016. He became a member of the Risk Committee in January 2018. He was appointed a Director of AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited and their Audit and Risk Committeess in May 2018, having previously been appointed a director of those boards, and a member of the Audit Committee of each from July 2011 until March 2012.

Experience

Geoff has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services across Australia, Asia and Europe, with a particular focus on accounting, financial management and strategic advice. He was appointed CFO of SEEK Limited in June 2015 and prior to that held the positions of Managing Partner of Deloitte Victoria and Director of Deloitte Australia, and Group CFO of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings. Geoff is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has also served the not-for-profit sector as Chairman of the Reach Foundation and a Director of Vision Australia.

 

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 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

 

David Murray AO
Chairman
Mike Wilkins AO
Acting Chief Executive Officer
David Murray AO
Chairman

BBus, MBA

David was appointed to the AMP Limited Board as Chairman in June 2018. He was also appointed as Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee and a member of the People and Remuneration Committee. 

Experience

David has 40 years’ experience in financial services, with expertise in banking and wealth management, as well as the industry’s regulatory environment.

David served as Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia from 1992 to 2005 and as the inaugural Chairman of the Australian Future Fund from 2006 to 2012 when his statutory term ended. He was also the inaugural chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. David also chaired the Financial System Inquiry, which reported to the Australian Government in December 2014 and has previously served as a member of the Finance Sector Advisory Council and the APEC Business Advisory Council. 

David holds a Bachelor of Business from the NSW Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration, commenced at Macquarie University and completed at the International Management Institute, Geneva. He holds an honorary PhD from Macquarie University.

Government and community involvement

  • Chairman of the Butterfly Foundation Limited
  • Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation
Mike Wilkins AO
Acting Chief Executive Officer

BCom, MBA

Mike was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in September 2016. He assumed the role of interim Executive Chairman from April 2018 until David Murray’s appointment as Chairman in June 2018. He currently holds the role of acting Chief Executive Officer. Mike was appointed to the AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited Boards in October 2016. He was also the Chairman of the Risk Committees of these Boards and a member of their Audit Committees up until his appointment as acting CEO.

Experience

Mike has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services in Australia and Asia, including life insurance and investment management. Mike has more than 20 years’ experience as CEO for ASX100 companies. Most recently, he served as Managing Director and CEO of Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG). He is the former Managing Director and CEO of Promina Group Limited and Tyndall Australia Limited.

Mike has served as a director of Alinta Limited, Maple-Brown Abbott Limited, The Geneva Association and the Australian Business and Community Network. He was on the Business Council of Australia for eight years and a member of the B20 Human Capital Taskforce in 2014. Mike is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Mike was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to the insurance industry.

Listed directorships

  • Director of QBE Insurance Group Limited (appointed November 2016)
  • Director of Medibank Private Limited (appointed May 2017)

 

Patricia (Patty) Akopiantz
Independent Director
John Fraser
Independent Director
Patricia (Patty) Akopiantz
Independent Director

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

 

John Fraser
Independent Director

BEc (Hons)

John was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in September 2018.

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 of the Advance Board 
Andrew Harmos
Independent Director
Trevor Matthews
Independent Director
Andrew Harmos
Independent Director

BCom, LLB (Hons)

Andrew was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in June 2017 and is a member of its Audit and Risk Committees and was appointed as Chairman of the Risk Committees in April 2018. Andrew was appointed a Director of AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited in August 2013. He has served as a member of the Audit Committees of both life company boards since August 2013 and was appointed as a member of the Risk Committees of both life company boards in November 2014 and Chairman in April 2018. Andrew became Chairman of the Audit Committees of both life company boards in May 2016.

Experience

Andrew is one of the founding directors and shareholders of Harmos Horton Lusk Limited, an Auckland-based specialist corporate legal advisory firm. He specialises in corporate takeovers, corporate structure and governance advice, company, business and asset acquisitions and disposals, securities offerings, and strategic and board corporate advice.

Andrew is also a director of Pascaro Investments Limited (a farm investment company) and Elevation Capital Management Limited, and was previously Chairman of NZX Limited and a trustee of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Scentre Group (appointed June 2014)

 

Trevor Matthews
Independent Director

MA

Trevor was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in March 2014, became a member of its Audit Committee in May 2014 and a member of the Risk Committee in November 2014. He was also appointed as a member of the People and Remuneration Committee in May 2018. Trevor joined the AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited Boards in June 2014 and was appointed Chairman of those boards in May 2016. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee of each of those boards.

Experience

Trevor, an actuary with more than 40 years’ experience in financial services, has expertise in life insurance, general insurance, wealth management, banking, investment management and risk. He has held life and general insurance chief executive roles in Australia, North America, Asia and Europe. He returned to Australia in 2013 after 15 years overseas and has assembled a portfolio of non-executive directorships. His last overseas position was as an executive director of Aviva plc. a leading global life and general insurer. He was also chairman of its UK and French businesses. Prior to that he was Group CEO of Friends Provident plc.

Listed directorships

  • Director of Cover-More Group Limited (December 2013 to April 2017)
  • Chairman of 1st Group Ltd (appointed February 2015)

Government and community involvement

  • Chairman of the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority

 

John O'Sullivan
Independent Director
Geoff Roberts
Independent Director
John O'Sullivan
Independent Director

BA, LLB, LMM

John was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in June 2018.

Experience

John has nearly 40 years’ experience in the legal and financial services sectors in Australia. He started his career at Freehill Hollingdale & Page (Herbert Smith Freehills), later becoming a partner at the firm where he was recognised as one of Australia’s leading corporate and M&A lawyers.

From 2003 to 2008, John was General Counsel of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia before spending ten years at Credit Suisse Australia where he was Executive Chairman, Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Australia until February 2018. John is a member of the Takeovers Panel. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Law from the University of London.

Government and community involvement

–   Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Geoff Roberts
Independent Director

BCom, MBA

Geoff was appointed to the AMP Limited Board and as Chairman of the Audit Committee in July 2016. He became a member of the Risk Committee in January 2018. He was appointed a Director of AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited and their Audit and Risk Committeess in May 2018, having previously been appointed a director of those boards, and a member of the Audit Committee of each from July 2011 until March 2012.

Experience

Geoff has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services across Australia, Asia and Europe, with a particular focus on accounting, financial management and strategic advice. He was appointed CFO of SEEK Limited in June 2015 and prior to that held the positions of Managing Partner of Deloitte Victoria and Director of Deloitte Australia, and Group CFO of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings. Geoff is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has also served the not-for-profit sector as Chairman of the Reach Foundation and a Director of Vision Australia.

 

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 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