Risk People as at 4 September 2018

New Appointments

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AMP appoints new CEO
Francesco De Ferrari is the new chief executive of AMP, after 17 years in executive roles at Credit Suisse. Acting chief Mike Wilkins will be replaced by De Ferrari in December, returning to his previous role as non-executive director of the AMP board. De Ferrari will also join the AMP board as an executive director. 

IOOF appoints senior executive
Darren Whereat is IOOF's newest executive, moving with the acquisition of ANZ's Aligned Dealer Group business. Whereat will run the proposed new and larger financial advice arm as the general manager of advice, a newly-created role. 

MLC Life appoints seven new staff
A new client solutions team has been constructed at MLC Life, with the following appointments: 

  • Eliana Leopold - head of client solutions
  • Phil Mullins - head of pricing and profitability
  • George Nafpliotis - product innovation
  • Holly Nicholas - senior partnership manager
  • Michele Armstrong - pricing analytics manager
  • Ann-Maree Lynch - transition experience manager
  • Cory Deakin - product innovation manager


ClearView on top in Planner Risk Survey
While not an award per se, financial advisers have put ClearView at the top in a 2018 Investment Trends insurer survey for overall adviser satisfaction, with AIA Australia and TAL coming in second and third respectively. The Planner Risk Report details the findings of the survey, which include ClearView coming out on top of six out of 12 adviser service categories used to measure satisfaction with life companies by advisers. 


Pauline Vamos resigns from Regnan
After a year in the job, Pauline Vamos is moving on from her role of chief executive of ESG research house, Regnan. The company will be run temporarily by the head of policy, Alison George, until a replacement is found.