AMP Limited today announces it has appointed Alexis George as its new group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), to take over from Francesco De Ferrari who will retire from the role as the company completes its portfolio review.
Ms George, pictured, will join AMP from ANZ where she has served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, as well as Group Executive Wealth Australia, overseeing the sale of the business in 2018. She will join AMP Limited as CEO in Q3 this year, subject to required regulatory approvals.
Mr De Ferrari will continue to lead AMP during the interim period and ensure a smooth handover to Ms George. He will continue to work in partnership with the Board and lead AMP’s key strategic initiatives, including discussions on the proposed transaction for AMP Capital’s private markets business with Ares Management Corporation.
Alexis has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Australia and overseas.
She spent seven years at ANZ, including most recently as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, working with the CEO to drive group-wide strategic initiatives in addition to responsibility for its shared service centres and banking services.
As the Group Executive Wealth Australia, Alexis led ANZ’s ~$4 billion wealth divestment program, including the separation and sale of its life insurance and superannuation businesses.
Prior to ANZ, Alexis spent ten years with ING Group in a number of senior roles including CEO Czech Republic and Slovakia responsible for banking, insurance and funds management and Regional COO Asia responsible for product, marketing, technology and operations.
Alexis is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a member of Chief Executive Women.