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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.

 

Alexis George
Chief Executive Officer
James Georgeson
Chief Financial Officer
David Cullen
Group General Counsel
Scott Hartley
Chief Executive, AMP Australia
Alexis George
Chief Executive Officer

BCom, FCA

Alexis George was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AMP Limited in August 2021. She is responsible for leading the AMP business.

Experience

Alexis has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Australia and overseas. She spent seven years at ANZ, most recently as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, working to drive group-wide strategic initiatives in addition to responsibility for shared service centres and banking services.

As the Group Executive Wealth Australia, Alexis led ANZ’s ~$4 billion wealth divestment program, including the separation and sale of its life insurance and superannuation businesses.

Prior to ANZ, Alexis spent ten years with ING Group in a number of senior roles including CEO Czech Republic and Slovakia responsible for banking, insurance and funds management and Regional COO Asia responsible for product, marketing, technology and operations.

Alexis is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a member of Chief Executive Women.

James Georgeson
Chief Financial Officer

BAcc, MCom, CA

James was appointed Chief Financial Officer in February 2020 after previously holding the position of Acting CFO from August 2019. James’ portfolio is also responsible for strategic partnerships and delivering AMP’s technology strategy, which includes data architecture, governance frameworks and cyber security strategy for the group.

Prior to this, he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer of AMP, with responsibility for AMP’s group performance reporting, strategic planning and forecasting, portfolio and capital management and AMP’s mergers and acquisitions functions.

In addition, James was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in September 2020.

Experience

Since joining AMP in 2001, Mr Georgeson has held senior finance positions across the group including: Chief Financial Officer (AMP 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 Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.

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 over 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.

Scott Hartley
Chief Executive, AMP Australia

BBA, CAICD

Scott was appointed CEO of AMP Australia in January 2021. AMP Australia is AMP’s retail business in Australia, responsible for AMP’s wealth management and banking divisions with a focus on strengthening client-led outcomes.

Experience

Scott Hartley has more than 25 years’ experience in executive management roles including 20 years in the wealth management industry.

Most recently, Scott was the CEO of Sunsuper. Under his leadership from 2014 to 2019, Sunsuper grew to become the fourth largest by number of clients and the fastest growing “Top 10” superannuation and retirement business. Strong organic growth of the business was also supplemented by two successful mergers with Kinetic Super (A$4 billion and 250,000 members) and Austsafe Super (A$2.7 billion and 100,000 members).

Prior to Sunsuper, Scott was the Executive General Manager of Corporate and Institutional Wealth at NAB Wealth from 2009 to 2013, including leading subsidiaries Plum Financial Services and Jana Investment Advisors.

Scott is also a Fellow of the Association of Super Funds in Australia and a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia.

Shawn Johnson
Chief Executive, AMP Capital
Helen Livesey
Group Executive, People and Corporate Affairs
Phil Pakes
Group Chief Risk Officer
Blair Vernon
Chief Executive, New Zealand Wealth Management
Shawn Johnson
Chief Executive, AMP Capital

BS, MSc, MBA

Shawn Johnson was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AMP Capital in June 2021. As CEO, Shawn leads AMP Capital globally, managing a range of asset classes including real estate, infrastructure equity, infrastructure debt, equities and fixed income on behalf of retail and institutional clients. 

Experience

Shawn is an accomplished global asset management executive, serving as Senior Managing Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee for State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) from 2003 to 2012, and prior to that as Director of Global Fundamental Research. During his time with SSGA, assets under management rose from US$390 billion to US$2.1 trillion.

During his time at SSGA, Shawn served on the Board of Directors for The Tuckerman Group – a real estate investment management business – and Global Alliance – a holding company of boutique asset management companies around the world. He was also a member of SSGA’s investment committees for real estate investments and private asset management.

Mr Johnson was appointed as Chairman of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC) from 2008 to 2010 – a private sector organisation that coordinates US homeland security and critical infrastructure projects with US federal financial regulators. He also served as Board Chair of the Association of Institutional Investors.

Shawn has extensive experience in technology, having worked as a senior executive at MGA Software and TMT Software Company in the 1990s with large international institutional clients across a range of industries. He began his career at General Electric’s Aerospace Business Group and has also served as Lieutenant in the US Navy Reserve.

Directorships of other ASX listed companies: None

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.

Phil Pakes
Group Chief Risk Officer

BSc (Hons), FCA

Phil joined AMP in April 2019 as the Chief Audit Executive and was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer in April 2020. Phil has group wide responsibility for AMP’s risk management function.

Experience

Phil has more than 30 years’ experience in audit and risk management roles in the financial services industry.

Phil joined AMP from Citi Private Bank in Hong Kong where he held roles as the global Chief Auditor, Managing Director and Chief Audit Executive.

Phil also held senior audit and risk roles in Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO and Bankers Trust in Australia and Hong Kong.

Phil is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Physics from the University of Sheffield (UK). 

Blair Vernon
Chief Executive, New Zealand Wealth Management

Blair joined AMP in 2009 and became Chief Executive AMP Wealth Management, New Zealand in 2019. Blair was previously Managing Director from January 2017, and prior to this served as AMP’s Director Retail Financial Services; 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.

From August 2020 to January 2021, Blair also served as Acting CEO for AMP Australia, where he was responsible for AMP’s wealth management and banking divisions with a focus on strengthening client-led outcomes.

 

Alexis George
Chief Executive Officer
James Georgeson
Chief Financial Officer
Alexis George
Chief Executive Officer

BCom, FCA

Alexis George was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AMP Limited in August 2021. She is responsible for leading the AMP business.

Experience

Alexis has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Australia and overseas. She spent seven years at ANZ, most recently as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, working to drive group-wide strategic initiatives in addition to responsibility for shared service centres and banking services.

As the Group Executive Wealth Australia, Alexis led ANZ’s ~$4 billion wealth divestment program, including the separation and sale of its life insurance and superannuation businesses.

Prior to ANZ, Alexis spent ten years with ING Group in a number of senior roles including CEO Czech Republic and Slovakia responsible for banking, insurance and funds management and Regional COO Asia responsible for product, marketing, technology and operations.

Alexis is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a member of Chief Executive Women.

James Georgeson
Chief Financial Officer

BAcc, MCom, CA

James was appointed Chief Financial Officer in February 2020 after previously holding the position of Acting CFO from August 2019. James’ portfolio is also responsible for strategic partnerships and delivering AMP’s technology strategy, which includes data architecture, governance frameworks and cyber security strategy for the group.

Prior to this, he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer of AMP, with responsibility for AMP’s group performance reporting, strategic planning and forecasting, portfolio and capital management and AMP’s mergers and acquisitions functions.

In addition, James was appointed to the AMP Capital Holdings Limited Board in September 2020.

Experience

Since joining AMP in 2001, Mr Georgeson has held senior finance positions across the group including: Chief Financial Officer (AMP 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 Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.

David Cullen
Group General Counsel
Scott Hartley
Chief Executive, AMP Australia
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 over 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.

Scott Hartley
Chief Executive, AMP Australia

BBA, CAICD

Scott was appointed CEO of AMP Australia in January 2021. AMP Australia is AMP’s retail business in Australia, responsible for AMP’s wealth management and banking divisions with a focus on strengthening client-led outcomes.

Experience

Scott Hartley has more than 25 years’ experience in executive management roles including 20 years in the wealth management industry.

Most recently, Scott was the CEO of Sunsuper. Under his leadership from 2014 to 2019, Sunsuper grew to become the fourth largest by number of clients and the fastest growing “Top 10” superannuation and retirement business. Strong organic growth of the business was also supplemented by two successful mergers with Kinetic Super (A$4 billion and 250,000 members) and Austsafe Super (A$2.7 billion and 100,000 members).

Prior to Sunsuper, Scott was the Executive General Manager of Corporate and Institutional Wealth at NAB Wealth from 2009 to 2013, including leading subsidiaries Plum Financial Services and Jana Investment Advisors.

Scott is also a Fellow of the Association of Super Funds in Australia and a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia.

Shawn Johnson
Chief Executive, AMP Capital
Helen Livesey
Group Executive, People and Corporate Affairs
Shawn Johnson
Chief Executive, AMP Capital

BS, MSc, MBA

Shawn Johnson was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AMP Capital in June 2021. As CEO, Shawn leads AMP Capital globally, managing a range of asset classes including real estate, infrastructure equity, infrastructure debt, equities and fixed income on behalf of retail and institutional clients. 

Experience

Shawn is an accomplished global asset management executive, serving as Senior Managing Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee for State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) from 2003 to 2012, and prior to that as Director of Global Fundamental Research. During his time with SSGA, assets under management rose from US$390 billion to US$2.1 trillion.

During his time at SSGA, Shawn served on the Board of Directors for The Tuckerman Group – a real estate investment management business – and Global Alliance – a holding company of boutique asset management companies around the world. He was also a member of SSGA’s investment committees for real estate investments and private asset management.

Mr Johnson was appointed as Chairman of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC) from 2008 to 2010 – a private sector organisation that coordinates US homeland security and critical infrastructure projects with US federal financial regulators. He also served as Board Chair of the Association of Institutional Investors.

Shawn has extensive experience in technology, having worked as a senior executive at MGA Software and TMT Software Company in the 1990s with large international institutional clients across a range of industries. He began his career at General Electric’s Aerospace Business Group and has also served as Lieutenant in the US Navy Reserve.

Directorships of other ASX listed companies: None

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.

Phil Pakes
Group Chief Risk Officer
Blair Vernon
Chief Executive, New Zealand Wealth Management
Phil Pakes
Group Chief Risk Officer

BSc (Hons), FCA

Phil joined AMP in April 2019 as the Chief Audit Executive and was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer in April 2020. Phil has group wide responsibility for AMP’s risk management function.

Experience

Phil has more than 30 years’ experience in audit and risk management roles in the financial services industry.

Phil joined AMP from Citi Private Bank in Hong Kong where he held roles as the global Chief Auditor, Managing Director and Chief Audit Executive.

Phil also held senior audit and risk roles in Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO and Bankers Trust in Australia and Hong Kong.

Phil is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Physics from the University of Sheffield (UK). 

Blair Vernon
Chief Executive, New Zealand Wealth Management

Blair joined AMP in 2009 and became Chief Executive AMP Wealth Management, New Zealand in 2019. Blair was previously Managing Director from January 2017, and prior to this served as AMP’s Director Retail Financial Services; 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.

From August 2020 to January 2021, Blair also served as Acting CEO for AMP Australia, where he was responsible for AMP’s wealth management and banking divisions with a focus on strengthening client-led outcomes.