AMP Limited today announces the appointment of Michael (Mike) Hirst as an independent, non-executive director to the AMP Limited Board, effective 1 July 2021.
Mr Hirst brings extensive experience to the AMP Board, with more than 40 years in board and senior executive leadership roles.
Mr Hirst was the Chief Executive Officer of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank from 2009 to 2018, following senior executive roles within the bank and with Colonial Limited. He is currently a non-executive director of ASX-listed investment company, AMCIL Limited, and private health insurer, GMHBA Limited. He is also a non-executive director of Butn, a fintech focused on SME business lending.
AMP Chair Debra Hazelton commented:
“Mike is a respected business leader who will bring significant breadth of experience and insight to the AMP Board.
“As the CEO of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Mike led and grew the business in a highly challenging and competitive environment with a clear focus on people and clients.
“His detailed knowledge of Australia’s retail banking and wealth environment, as well as his broad sector experience as a non-executive director, including innovative fintech start-ups and across Government, will be invaluable.”
Mike Hirst biography
Mike Hirst has been in the financial services industry for close to 40 years and has extensive experience in retail banking, treasury, funds management and financial markets.
Mr Hirst spent nine of his 17 years at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer and prior to this worked for 11 years in senior executive and management positions with Colonial Limited. His previous financial services roles include seven years with Westpac Banking Corporation and finance roles with Chase AMP Bank.
Mr Hirst has a strong governance focus and board experience on a number of listed and not-for-profit boards. He is currently a non-executive director of AMCIL Limited, GMHBA Limited and Butn and Deputy Chairman of Racing Victoria. He served as Deputy Chairman of the Treasury Corporation of Victoria and previously held non-executive directorships with Austraclear Limited and Barwon Health Limited.
He was a Commissioner on the Federal Government’s National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board, a member of the Federal Government’s Financial Sector Advisory Council and was Deputy Chairman of the Australian Bankers Association.
Mr Hirst is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Senior Fellow of FINSIA and an Honorary Member of the Business Council of Australia.
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