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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
David Cullen
Group General Counsel
James Georgeson
Chief Financial Officer
Helen Livesey
Group Executive, People and Corporate Affairs
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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

Boe Pahari
Chief Executive, AMP Capital
Phil Pakes
Group Chief Risk Officer
Blair Vernon
Chief Executive, New Zealand wealth management
Alex Wade
Chief Executive, AMP Australia
Boe Pahari
Chief Executive, AMP Capital

BCom, LLB & LLM

Boe Pahari was appointed as CEO of AMP Capital in July of 2020. Mr Pahari joined AMP Capital in March 2010 as Head of Infrastructure, Asia and Australia, before transferring to become Head of Infrastructure, Europe & the Americas, and then Global Head and Managing Partner, Infrastructure Equity in December 2014. In March 2016, his role was expanded to include leadership of the distribution functions supporting the North-West region, namely Europe, India, Middle East and the Americas. He retains responsibility for leading the Infrastructure Equity business and managing the Global Infrastructure Fund.

Experience

Mr Pahari has over 20 years’ experience in the industry, starting his career at Citigroup in Sydney and subsequently worked for more than 13 years with ABN AMRO based in Singapore, Amsterdam, New York and London. During this period, Mr Pahari worked in regional and global positions, including as Regional CFO for Asia Pacific, Global Head of Strategy and M&A, Global Head of Proprietary Structuring Group, Head of Emerging Growth Markets, Head of Infrastructure Capital, Americas, Global Head of Integrated Finance/Infrastructure Capital, Global Head of Special Situations and Distressed Capital and Global Head of Structured Capital. Following his time at ABN AMRO, Mr Pahari was appointed Global co-Head Principal Strategies at Royal Bank of Scotland. Mr Pahari has lead Principal, Advisory and Leading teams across Asia, North America and Europe.

Mr Pahari is admitted as a Solicitor in Sydney, holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and Master of Laws from the University of Sydney, Australia.

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 20 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 previously held senior roles in risk management and internal audit at Deutsche Bank and ABN AMRO in Hong Kong, as well as Bankers Trust in Australia and London.

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 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
David Cullen
Group General Counsel
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Boe Pahari
Chief Executive, AMP Capital
Phil Pakes
Group Chief Risk Officer
Boe Pahari
Chief Executive, AMP Capital

BCom, LLB & LLM

Boe Pahari was appointed as CEO of AMP Capital in July of 2020. Mr Pahari joined AMP Capital in March 2010 as Head of Infrastructure, Asia and Australia, before transferring to become Head of Infrastructure, Europe & the Americas, and then Global Head and Managing Partner, Infrastructure Equity in December 2014. In March 2016, his role was expanded to include leadership of the distribution functions supporting the North-West region, namely Europe, India, Middle East and the Americas. He retains responsibility for leading the Infrastructure Equity business and managing the Global Infrastructure Fund.

Experience

Mr Pahari has over 20 years’ experience in the industry, starting his career at Citigroup in Sydney and subsequently worked for more than 13 years with ABN AMRO based in Singapore, Amsterdam, New York and London. During this period, Mr Pahari worked in regional and global positions, including as Regional CFO for Asia Pacific, Global Head of Strategy and M&A, Global Head of Proprietary Structuring Group, Head of Emerging Growth Markets, Head of Infrastructure Capital, Americas, Global Head of Integrated Finance/Infrastructure Capital, Global Head of Special Situations and Distressed Capital and Global Head of Structured Capital. Following his time at ABN AMRO, Mr Pahari was appointed Global co-Head Principal Strategies at Royal Bank of Scotland. Mr Pahari has lead Principal, Advisory and Leading teams across Asia, North America and Europe.

Mr Pahari is admitted as a Solicitor in Sydney, holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and Master of Laws from the University of Sydney, Australia.

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 20 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 previously held senior roles in risk management and internal audit at Deutsche Bank and ABN AMRO in Hong Kong, as well as Bankers Trust in Australia and London.

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
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.