AMP Capital today announced the appointment of Rebekah Swan as Managing Director & Head of Clients for its New Zealand business. Currently Ms Swan is NZ Head of Product and ESG Investment Specialist, having been with AMP Capital for almost 19 years.
AMP Capital Global Head of Fixed Income and Chair of AMP Capital NZ, Grant Hassell said he was excited to appoint someone the calibre of Ms Swan to this key role for AMP Capital.
“Rebekah is a highly valued and respected member of the AMP Capital team and has been central in bringing many of our global products and capabilities to our local clients. She is held in the highest regard by our clients as well as the market more broadly and is involved in many industry groups, supporting responsible investing.
“Having Rebekah in the combined role of NZ Managing Director & Head of Clients will allow her to focus fully on continuing to grow, develop and support the changing needs of our business and to continue to meet the needs of our New Zealand clients,” Mr Hassell said.
AMP Capital NZ Managing Director Rebekah Swan said: “I’m proud to lead such a strong and talented team, who are committed to delivering for our clients every day. I’m also excited to further imbed my deep passion for responsible investing across the business, especially considering the critical role of ESG in driving positive investor outcomes as well as for future generations of New Zealanders,” she said.
Rebekah Swan has been appointed AMP Capital's Managing Director & Head of Clients for its New Zealand business.
Ms Swan has held a number of roles within AMP Capital, having started in 2001 as a Business Analyst in the Finance team, where she gathered a deep understanding of the business. Ms Swan then moved into the Relationship Management team, taking on more senior roles including the Head of Distribution role. Her most current role evolved into the ESG investment Specialist for NZ, acknowledging her increased focus, involvement and influence in the Responsible Investment space, while continuing to work with clients leading on strategy by heading up the Product team.
Ms Swan is the chair of AMPIM, the licensed entity of AMP Capital and will be joining the Board of AMP Capital New Zealand. Reporting to Grant Hassell as Chair of AMP Capital NZ, the appointment is effective immediately and replaces Bevan Graham who is stepping down after nine years with the business, as announced earlier this year.
Biography – Rebekah Swan
Rebekah Swan is the Managing Director & Head of Clients for AMP Capital New Zealand. Previously Rebekah was the ESG Investment Specialist for New Zealand and also the Head of Product. As our ESG Investment Specialist she’s actively involved with the ESG team at AMP Capital, the industry within New Zealand and is passionate for all things in responsible investment and corporate governance.
As a strong client advocate, Rebekah also manages the relationships with a number of AMP Capital's long-standing clients. In her Head of Product role, she had the responsibility for bringing new and innovative product solutions to the New Zealand market.
Previously at AMP Capital Rebekah held the Head of Distribution role and has over 19 years’ experience with AMP Capital and over 24 years’ proven expertise in investment markets, regulatory risk compliance and financial services. This comes from a diverse background and extensive leadership experience, including several years working overseas in the UK and Canada.
She is Chair of the AMP Capital New Zealand Ethics Committee, Chair and Director of AMP Investment Management and is also a member Sustainable Finance Forum Technical Working Group and Boutique Investment Group.
Rebekah also holds a number of not for profit board roles outside of AMP Capital and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.