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AMP gets new culture head in turnaround play

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AMP has appointed a new head of people and culture as it attempts to execute a turnaround in the wake of a number of high-profile scandals.

Gillian Davie will take on the role. Ms Davie currently sits on the board of the Scout Association of Australia and is the chair of Women on Boards. She has previously held the role of chief people officer at NetComm Wireless and served as the group HR operations and remuneration manager at Woolworths from 2008 to 2010. 

“With 25 years in people and culture roles, Gillian has led workforces through change, rebuilding and transformation – experiences gained in large and complex businesses both domestically and overseas,” an AMP spokesperson told Investor Daily. 

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AMP has faced substantial scrutiny over its plans for a cultural turnaround in the wake of a number of high-profile resignations following a series of accusations of sexual harassment at the executive level. Last week AMP announced that it had engaged an external consultancy, Symmetra, to undertake a workplace review and make recommendations on governance and behaviour. 

“Clearly the issues you see in the press are very distressing and clearly not acceptable, but I really don’t believe they are reflective of our wider culture at AMP,” CEO Francesco de Ferrari told the standing committee on economics at the time.

 

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