AMP Limited today announces John O’Sullivan will join its Board as a Non-Executive Director, effective 20 June 2018.
Mr O’Sullivan has extensive experience in leadership and senior executive roles within financial services and legal and regulatory risk as well as deep M&A and capital markets experience. He was most recently Executive Chairman, Investment Banking and Capital Markets, of Credit Suisse Australia. Prior to that, he was General Counsel of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia after a long career at Herbert Smith Freehills including as a partner of the firm.
Interim Executive Chairman Mike Wilkins said: “We’re committed to Board renewal and John’s appointment is part of the reset that is necessary to rebuild AMP as a stronger organisation. John will lead the Board Committee work around regulatory and legal matters.
“John has significant financial services and governance experience and has, at the highest level, determined and implemented strategy, driven financial, operational and key people decisions and led legal and regulatory risk functions.
“We’re pleased to be welcoming John to the Board. We continue to work towards appointing further non-executive directors as we strengthen and renew the AMP Limited board.”
John O’Sullivan biography
Mr O’Sullivan 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, Mr O’Sullivan 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. Mr O’Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Law from the University of London.