Former industry fund executive David Atkin has been appointed deputy chief executive of AMP Capital and will assume operational leadership of AMP Capital in an interim capacity until June 2021, while AMP continued its search for a permanent CEO.
He would report to AMP chief executive, Francesco De Ferrari, who would continue in a dual role as AMP Limited CEO and AMP Capital interim CEO.
Atkin spent 12 years as CEO of Cbus after he commenced his career in the superannuation industry in 2001 as marketing and communications manager of Superannuation Trust of Australia (STA), before joining Just Super in 2005 as CEO.
In 2006, he joined Victorian not-for-profit super fund Emergency Services and State Super (ESS Super).
De Ferrari said Atkin was a highly regarded leader within the industry, and in this interim role he would help drive the firm’s transformation.
“Having led three major superannuation funds in the Australian market, David brings a deep knowledge and understanding of clients and their expectations,” De Ferrari said.
“He has delivered improved and sustainable results in each of the organisations he has led and achieved respect through a values-based approach.
“David will bring his accumulated experience of wealth and investment management and of reshaping organisational culture, including expertise in building diverse and inclusive leadership.”
Atkin said: “AMP Capital is a high-quality asset management business, which has earnt the respect of its clients around the world over many years. I look forward to supporting Francesco deliver AMP Capital’s transformation strategy and working with the highly capable team to take the organisation forward”.