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The AMP management team
The AMP management team is responsible for implementing the policies and strategies set by the board, and running the general operations and financial business of the company.

 

Francesco De Ferrari
Chief Executive Officer
Megan Beer
Chief Executive, AMP Life
David Cullen
Group General Counsel
Jennifer (Jenny) Fagg
Chief Risk Officer
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. 

Megan Beer
Chief Executive, AMP Life

EMBA, MEc

Megan joined AMP in February 2014 as Director, Insurance and was appointed Group Executive, Insurance on 1 January 2017. Megan will lead AMP Life through the separation and will transfer to Resolution Life, which is expected in 2H 2019.  On completion, Megan will join Resolution as CEO AMP Life and Head of Resolution's Australasian region.

Experience

Megan has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry in a range of executive, finance, actuarial and consulting roles. Prior to Megan’s appointment as Group Executive, Insurance, Megan was Director of Insurance at AMP since 2014. Prior to AMP, Megan led NAB’s wealth management and insurance offer through the bank channel as General Manager, Bancassurance and Direct. Megan was also General Manager of Group Insurance and Head of Finance for Insurance, both at MLC. She worked for Tower (now TAL) for six years as Chief Actuary, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Claims, and has been a Director with Tillinghast (Consulting Actuaries).

Other appointments

  • Managing Director of AMP Life and the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited
  • Director of National Mutual Funds Management Limited
  • Director of Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
David Cullen
Group General Counsel

BCom, LLB, LLM

David joined AMP in September 2004 and was appointed Group General Counsel in May 2018. David has group-wide responsibility for AMP’s legal and governance functions.

Experience

David has almost 25 years’ experience in the legal profession, with extensive experience in the areas of M&A, corporate law and corporate governance, having worked in law firms in Perth and Sydney and with the ASX.

Prior to his appointment as Group General Counsel, David was the Group Company Secretary & General Counsel, Governance at AMP, which included acting as Company Secretary for AMP Limited. David also worked full-time on AMP’s merger with AXA APH.

David holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of WA and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.  He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Jennifer (Jenny) Fagg
Chief Risk Officer

Jenny joined AMP in January 2018. She has group-wide responsibility for AMP’s risk management function.

Experience

Jenny joined AMP from CIBC, one of Canada's big five banks, where she was Executive Vice President of Products and Payments. Before moving to Canada, Jenny was Chair of the Real Time Payments Committee in Australia.

Previously Jenny was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ANZ National Bank Limited, New Zealand’s largest bank. She has also held senior leadership roles at Citibank and was a director at KPMG.

Jenny holds a PhD in Management (Risk) and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours in Organisational Psychology). She is a member of AICD and Chief Executive Women in Australia.

James Georgeson
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Helen Livesey
Group Executive, People and Corporate Affairs
Craig Ryman
Chief Operating Officer
Adam Tindall
Chief Executive, AMP Capital
James Georgeson
Acting Chief Financial Officer

BAcc, MCom & CA

James was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer in September 2019. James has group-wide responsibility for AMP’s finance function including financial reporting, treasury, tax strategy, portfolio and capital management and mergers and acquisitions.

Experience

Since joining AMP in 2001, James has held senior finance positions across the group including; Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer (Wealth Management), Director of Group Finance, Chief Financial Officer (AMP New Zealand), Chief Risk Officer and Director of Strategy (AMP New Zealand).

James has 20 years’ experience in the finance industry.

James holds a Master of Commerce from Macquarie University, Bachelor of Accounting from University of Technology Sydney, and is a Charted Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.

Helen Livesey
Group Executive, People and Corporate Affairs

BSc (Hons)

Helen joined AMP in 1999 and was appointed Group Executive, People and Corporate Affairs in May 2019. Helen leads the development of people systems, policies, processes and workforce strategies. She also has group-wide responsibility for brand, reputation, communications and managing the business’ relationship with key stakeholders.

Experience

Helen has held a number of senior roles at AMP, including Group Executive, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff, Director Brand and Marketing and Director Corporate Communications. Helen has over 20 years’ experience in corporate affairs, marketing and brand management across a range of industries in Australia and the UK in both consultancy and in-house roles.

Craig Ryman
Chief Operating Officer

BCom

Craig joined AMP in 1997 and was appointed to the expanded role of Chief Operating Officer in March 2019.  Craig is responsible for driving efficiency and improving AMP's capability to execute and deliver change. 

Experience

Craig is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of technology, business and transformation experience. Prior to his current role, Craig was AMP's Group Executive for Technology and Operations and before that Chief Information Officer.

During his time at AMP, Craig has led the technology function for a variety of different areas of the business. Craig has deep experience in leading large transformation programs including a technology operating model transformation of AMP Capital and one of the largest platform consolidation programs in Australia.

Before joining AMP, Craig worked as a superannuation consultant for William M Mercer in Australia and he holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University.

 

Adam Tindall
Chief Executive, AMP Capital

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

 

Blair Vernon
Chief Executive, New Zealand wealth management
Alex Wade
Chief Executive, AMP Australia
Blair Vernon
Chief Executive, New Zealand wealth management

 

Blair joined AMP in 2009 and was appointed to Chief Executive, New Zealand wealth management in March 2019.  He is responsible for leading AMP's New Zealand advice and wealth management operations.  He will continue to lead AMP's New Zealand wealth protection and mature operations for an interim period as they transition into the AMP Life business.

Experience

Blair has held a number of senior roles at AMP.  He was previously AMP’s Director Retail Financial Services, responsible for sales, customer service, marketing and supporting AMP’s extensive Adviser business networks including Spicers and AdviceFirst.  Other roles at AMP include AMP’s Director of Advice & Sales and General Manager Marketing and Distribution.  Blair has over 25 years’ experience across the Financial Services sector in New Zealand and Australia. 

 

Alex Wade
Chief Executive, AMP Australia

MBT

Alex joined AMP in January 2019. He is Chief Executive of AMP Australia, AMP’s retail business in Australia, responsible for AMP’s wealth management and banking divisions with a focus on strengthening client-led outcomes.

Experience

Alex has substantial experience in the wealth management and banking industries in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Most recently, he served as the Head of Developed and Emerging Asia for Credit Suisse Private Banking.  He was with Credit Suisse for 12 years, during which time he held executive roles including Chief of Staff for Asia Pacific and Deputy Market Area Head for Developed Asia.

 

Francesco De Ferrari
Chief Executive Officer
Megan Beer
Chief Executive, AMP Life
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. 

Megan Beer
Chief Executive, AMP Life

EMBA, MEc

Megan joined AMP in February 2014 as Director, Insurance and was appointed Group Executive, Insurance on 1 January 2017. Megan will lead AMP Life through the separation and will transfer to Resolution Life, which is expected in 2H 2019.  On completion, Megan will join Resolution as CEO AMP Life and Head of Resolution's Australasian region.

Experience

Megan has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry in a range of executive, finance, actuarial and consulting roles. Prior to Megan’s appointment as Group Executive, Insurance, Megan was Director of Insurance at AMP since 2014. Prior to AMP, Megan led NAB’s wealth management and insurance offer through the bank channel as General Manager, Bancassurance and Direct. Megan was also General Manager of Group Insurance and Head of Finance for Insurance, both at MLC. She worked for Tower (now TAL) for six years as Chief Actuary, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Claims, and has been a Director with Tillinghast (Consulting Actuaries).

Other appointments

  • Managing Director of AMP Life and the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited
  • Director of National Mutual Funds Management Limited
  • Director of Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
David Cullen
Group General Counsel
Jennifer (Jenny) Fagg
Chief Risk Officer
David Cullen
Group General Counsel

BCom, LLB, LLM

David joined AMP in September 2004 and was appointed Group General Counsel in May 2018. David has group-wide responsibility for AMP’s legal and governance functions.

Experience

David has almost 25 years’ experience in the legal profession, with extensive experience in the areas of M&A, corporate law and corporate governance, having worked in law firms in Perth and Sydney and with the ASX.

Prior to his appointment as Group General Counsel, David was the Group Company Secretary & General Counsel, Governance at AMP, which included acting as Company Secretary for AMP Limited. David also worked full-time on AMP’s merger with AXA APH.

David holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of WA and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.  He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Jennifer (Jenny) Fagg
Chief Risk Officer

Jenny joined AMP in January 2018. She has group-wide responsibility for AMP’s risk management function.

Experience

Jenny joined AMP from CIBC, one of Canada's big five banks, where she was Executive Vice President of Products and Payments. Before moving to Canada, Jenny was Chair of the Real Time Payments Committee in Australia.

Previously Jenny was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ANZ National Bank Limited, New Zealand’s largest bank. She has also held senior leadership roles at Citibank and was a director at KPMG.

Jenny holds a PhD in Management (Risk) and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours in Organisational Psychology). She is a member of AICD and Chief Executive Women in Australia.

James Georgeson
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Helen Livesey
Group Executive, People and Corporate Affairs
James Georgeson
Acting Chief Financial Officer

BAcc, MCom & CA

James was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer in September 2019. James has group-wide responsibility for AMP’s finance function including financial reporting, treasury, tax strategy, portfolio and capital management and mergers and acquisitions.

Experience

Since joining AMP in 2001, James has held senior finance positions across the group including; Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer (Wealth Management), Director of Group Finance, Chief Financial Officer (AMP New Zealand), Chief Risk Officer and Director of Strategy (AMP New Zealand).

James has 20 years’ experience in the finance industry.

James holds a Master of Commerce from Macquarie University, Bachelor of Accounting from University of Technology Sydney, and is a Charted Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.

Helen Livesey
Group Executive, People and Corporate Affairs

BSc (Hons)

Helen joined AMP in 1999 and was appointed Group Executive, People and Corporate Affairs in May 2019. Helen leads the development of people systems, policies, processes and workforce strategies. She also has group-wide responsibility for brand, reputation, communications and managing the business’ relationship with key stakeholders.

Experience

Helen has held a number of senior roles at AMP, including Group Executive, Public Affairs and Chief of Staff, Director Brand and Marketing and Director Corporate Communications. Helen has over 20 years’ experience in corporate affairs, marketing and brand management across a range of industries in Australia and the UK in both consultancy and in-house roles.

Craig Ryman
Chief Operating Officer
Adam Tindall
Chief Executive, AMP Capital
Craig Ryman
Chief Operating Officer

BCom

Craig joined AMP in 1997 and was appointed to the expanded role of Chief Operating Officer in March 2019.  Craig is responsible for driving efficiency and improving AMP's capability to execute and deliver change. 

Experience

Craig is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of technology, business and transformation experience. Prior to his current role, Craig was AMP's Group Executive for Technology and Operations and before that Chief Information Officer.

During his time at AMP, Craig has led the technology function for a variety of different areas of the business. Craig has deep experience in leading large transformation programs including a technology operating model transformation of AMP Capital and one of the largest platform consolidation programs in Australia.

Before joining AMP, Craig worked as a superannuation consultant for William M Mercer in Australia and he holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University.

 

Adam Tindall
Chief Executive, AMP Capital

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

 

Blair Vernon
Chief Executive, New Zealand wealth management
Alex Wade
Chief Executive, AMP Australia
Blair Vernon
Chief Executive, New Zealand wealth management

 

Blair joined AMP in 2009 and was appointed to Chief Executive, New Zealand wealth management in March 2019.  He is responsible for leading AMP's New Zealand advice and wealth management operations.  He will continue to lead AMP's New Zealand wealth protection and mature operations for an interim period as they transition into the AMP Life business.

Experience

Blair has held a number of senior roles at AMP.  He was previously AMP’s Director Retail Financial Services, responsible for sales, customer service, marketing and supporting AMP’s extensive Adviser business networks including Spicers and AdviceFirst.  Other roles at AMP include AMP’s Director of Advice & Sales and General Manager Marketing and Distribution.  Blair has over 25 years’ experience across the Financial Services sector in New Zealand and Australia. 

 

Alex Wade
Chief Executive, AMP Australia

MBT

Alex joined AMP in January 2019. He is Chief Executive of AMP Australia, AMP’s retail business in Australia, responsible for AMP’s wealth management and banking divisions with a focus on strengthening client-led outcomes.

Experience

Alex has substantial experience in the wealth management and banking industries in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Most recently, he served as the Head of Developed and Emerging Asia for Credit Suisse Private Banking.  He was with Credit Suisse for 12 years, during which time he held executive roles including Chief of Staff for Asia Pacific and Deputy Market Area Head for Developed Asia.