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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. 

 

 

Debra Hazelton
Chair
Francesco De Ferrari
Chief Executive Officer
Rahoul Chowdry
Independent Director
John O'Sullivan
Independent Director
Debra Hazelton
Chair

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)
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.

Rahoul Chowdry
Independent Director

BCom & FCA

Rahoul was appointed to the AMP Limited Board as a Non-Executive Director in January 2020. He is a member of the Remuneration, Nomination, Audit and Risk Committees and was appointed as Chairman of the Risk Committee in May 2020. At the same time, he was appointed to the AMP Bank Board and is a member of its Audit Committee and the Chairman of the Risk Committee.

Experience

Rahoul has 35 years’ experience in professional services, advising complex multinational organisations in Australia and overseas.

He is currently Partner and National Leader of Minter Ellison Consulting’s financial services, risk and regulatory practice in Australia. Prior to this, Rahoul was a Partner at PwC for almost 30 years, where he undertook a number of leadership roles, delivering audit, assurance, and risk consulting services to major financial institutions in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Government and community involvement

  • Member, Reserve Bank of Australia, Audit Committee (appointed February 2018)
John O'Sullivan
Independent Director

BA, LLB, LLM

John was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in June 2018. He was appointed a member of the Audit, Nomination, 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.

Experience

John has over 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 and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Master of Laws from the University of London.

Government and community involvement

  • Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (appointed 2008)
  • Director of the Westconnex entities (appointed May 2018)
  • Serendipity Capital Holding Limited (appointed April 2020)
Michael Sammells
Independent Director
Andrea Slattery
Independent Director
Michael Sammells
Independent Director

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)
Andrea Slattery
Independent Director

BAcc MComm FCPA CA FSSA FAICD

Andrea was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in February 2019 and is a member of the Audit, Nomination, Risk and Remuneration Committees.  At the same time she was appointed to the AMP Bank Limited Board and its Audit and Risk Committees. She was appointed Chairman of the AMP Limited and AMP Bank Limited Audit Committees in May 2019.

Andrea was appointed a Director of AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited in May 2019. She was also appointed a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee of each of those boards in December 2019.

Experience

Andrea has substantial experience as a non-executive director and senior executive in financial services, retirement & superannuation, government relations, infrastructure, professional services, academia and innovation, spanning more than 26 years. 

Andrea was the Managing Director and CEO of the SMSF Association for 14 years from 2003 to 2017, which she co-founded. Previously, she worked at the University of South Australia, she was a financial adviser and she founded her own consulting and advisory business.

Her previous Government Advisory Committee appointments include, the Federal Government’s Innovation Investment Partnership, Stronger Super Peak Consultative Group, Superannuation Advisory Group and the Future of Financial Advice and the Shadow Ministry’s Infrastructure & Innovation and Superannuation & Industry Partnerships.

Listed directorship

  • Director of Argo Global Listed Infrastructure (appointed April 2015)
  • Director Centrepoint Alliance Limited (ceased January 2019)

Government and Community Involvement

  • Director of Clean Energy Finance Corporation (appointed February 2018)
  • Deputy Chairman of Woomera Prohibited Area Advisory Board (appointed July 2019)

 

Debra Hazelton
Chair
Francesco De Ferrari
Chief Executive Officer
Debra Hazelton
Chair

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)
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.

Rahoul Chowdry
Independent Director
John O'Sullivan
Independent Director
Rahoul Chowdry
Independent Director

BCom & FCA

Rahoul was appointed to the AMP Limited Board as a Non-Executive Director in January 2020. He is a member of the Remuneration, Nomination, Audit and Risk Committees and was appointed as Chairman of the Risk Committee in May 2020. At the same time, he was appointed to the AMP Bank Board and is a member of its Audit Committee and the Chairman of the Risk Committee.

Experience

Rahoul has 35 years’ experience in professional services, advising complex multinational organisations in Australia and overseas.

He is currently Partner and National Leader of Minter Ellison Consulting’s financial services, risk and regulatory practice in Australia. Prior to this, Rahoul was a Partner at PwC for almost 30 years, where he undertook a number of leadership roles, delivering audit, assurance, and risk consulting services to major financial institutions in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Government and community involvement

  • Member, Reserve Bank of Australia, Audit Committee (appointed February 2018)
John O'Sullivan
Independent Director

BA, LLB, LLM

John was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in June 2018. He was appointed a member of the Audit, Nomination, 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.

Experience

John has over 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 and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Master of Laws from the University of London.

Government and community involvement

  • Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (appointed 2008)
  • Director of the Westconnex entities (appointed May 2018)
  • Serendipity Capital Holding Limited (appointed April 2020)
Michael Sammells
Independent Director
Andrea Slattery
Independent Director
Michael Sammells
Independent Director

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)
Andrea Slattery
Independent Director

BAcc MComm FCPA CA FSSA FAICD

Andrea was appointed to the AMP Limited Board in February 2019 and is a member of the Audit, Nomination, Risk and Remuneration Committees.  At the same time she was appointed to the AMP Bank Limited Board and its Audit and Risk Committees. She was appointed Chairman of the AMP Limited and AMP Bank Limited Audit Committees in May 2019.

Andrea was appointed a Director of AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited in May 2019. She was also appointed a member of the Audit Committee and Risk Committee of each of those boards in December 2019.

Experience

Andrea has substantial experience as a non-executive director and senior executive in financial services, retirement & superannuation, government relations, infrastructure, professional services, academia and innovation, spanning more than 26 years. 

Andrea was the Managing Director and CEO of the SMSF Association for 14 years from 2003 to 2017, which she co-founded. Previously, she worked at the University of South Australia, she was a financial adviser and she founded her own consulting and advisory business.

Her previous Government Advisory Committee appointments include, the Federal Government’s Innovation Investment Partnership, Stronger Super Peak Consultative Group, Superannuation Advisory Group and the Future of Financial Advice and the Shadow Ministry’s Infrastructure & Innovation and Superannuation & Industry Partnerships.

Listed directorship

  • Director of Argo Global Listed Infrastructure (appointed April 2015)
  • Director Centrepoint Alliance Limited (ceased January 2019)

Government and Community Involvement

  • Director of Clean Energy Finance Corporation (appointed February 2018)
  • Deputy Chairman of Woomera Prohibited Area Advisory Board (appointed July 2019)