AMP has today announced the appointment of experienced industry executive Melinda Howes as its new Group Executive Superannuation and Investments and member of the group Executive Committee.
Ms Howes, who will commence in the role on 29 January 2024, brings deep experience to the position. She is currently a partner in KPMG’s superannuation and actuarial practices and prior to this was BT Financial Group’s Managing Director / General Manager, Superannuation between 2014 and 2021.
Ms Howes will lead AMP’s combined Superannuation-Master Trust and Investments businesses. The role will drive the strategy for AMP’s Super business, as well as overseeing Investment performance and management.
The appointment follows an extensive internal and external search, and the appointments in July of Edwina Maloney to Group Executive, Platforms and Matt Lawler to Group Executive, Advice.
“I’m very pleased we have secured a leader of Melinda’s calibre and experience to lead the management and investment performance of the retirement savings of our superannuation members.
“Melinda is a highly respected leader in the superannuation industry and will be able to build on the significant work we’ve undertaken in recent years to simplify and strengthen our offer for members.
“She joins at pivotal time for our industry, as we come together with Government and regulators to ensure we do more to provide Australia’s growing number of retirees with the financial confidence to spend and enjoy their savings in retirement.”
Melinda Howes biography
Melinda joins AMP from KPMG, where she has worked since April 2022, consulting across the superannuation, insurance and actuarial practices, leveraging her 30 plus years of experience in superannuation and insurance.
Prior to KPMG, Melinda was Managing Director of Superannuation for BT Financial Group, successfully delivering a three-year business simplification program. Additionally, Melinda developed the business’s capability in digital services, building digital journeys and launching a market leading supercheck tool.
Melinda has also held senior roles previously at AMP, as well as with the Actuaries Institute and the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia.