AMP Capital has today announced the appointment of Bevan Graham as New Zealand Managing Director and Chief Economist, effective 1 January 2019, to support the continued growth of the business in the region.
Mr Graham, currently AMP Capital New Zealand Chief Economist, brings more than 30 years’ experience in both public and private sectors including seven years with AMP Capital.
He will replace current New Zealand Managing Director Grant Hassell, who is moving to a new role as AMP Capital’s Global Head of Fixed Income.
AMP Capital Director Asia Pacific Craig Keary commented: “I’m thrilled to announce the appointment of Bevan to the Managing Director role in New Zealand."
"Bevan is the right person to continue the strong momentum and growth in our business," he said.
"He has deep and trusted relationships with our clients in the region and an unwavering focus on delivering exceptional investment experiences."
“I’d like to thank Grant Hassell for his dedication and strong leadership of the New Zealand business over the past three years."
"Our business has continued to grow and we’re well positioned for the future."
"Grant will continue to have a close relationship with our teams and clients in New Zealand as AMP Capital’s Global Head of Fixed Income.”
Bevan Graham will report to AMP Capital Director Asia Pacific Craig Keary.
Grant Hassell will report to Global Head of Public Markets Simon Warner.
Mr Hassell will also remain a member of the AMP Capital New Zealand Board.
Grant Hassell commented: “I’m delighted that Bevan has been appointed to lead AMP Capital New Zealand."
"It’s a strong business with a bright future and I look forward to continuing working with the New Zealand team and clients in my new role," he said.
"I’m excited about the opportunity ahead in AMP Capital’s fixed income business and the opportunities we can bring to our clients in New Zealand and around the world.”
Bevan Graham commented: “AMP Capital New Zealand has a reputation as a leading investment manager with quality client service. I feel immensely privileged to have the opportunity to lead a highly-talented team of people to deliver exceptional investment experiences for our clients every day.”
Biography – Bevan Graham
Bevan Graham has more than 30 years’ experience in both public and private sectors in New Zealand. He has worked with AMP Capital for seven years, serving as New Zealand Chief Economist.
Prior to his role at AMP Capital, he held senior positions in New Zealand including Chief Economist at AXA Global Investors, Chief Economist at Westpac, Chief Economic Advisor to the Leader of the Opposition and Chief Executive at the Economic Development Association of New Zealand.
In 2011 his work in economic development saw him appointed to the Government’s Maori economic development panel. Bevan has a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from Waikato University majoring in Economics.