AMP has revealed a new interim head of its SMSF business SuperConcepts, following the departure of chief executive Lara Bourguignon last week.
In a statement, SuperConcepts said current chief information officer Grant Christensen would act as interim chief executive of the business as it looked to consolidate recent acquisitions.
SuperConcepts chair Stuart Forsyth said Mr Christensen’s appointment would give the group “stability and continuity into 2021”.
“Grant is an exceptional internal candidate with a detailed knowledge of the business and the services we provide, having fulfilled several executive roles within the SuperConcepts Group since 2006,” Mr Forsyth said.
Mr Christensen said his key focus in the interim role would be ensuring a high standard of administration and security services for SuperConcepts clients as the business moved into a consolidation stage.
“We are now completing that journey of combining all of the businesses that we have acquired,” Mr Christensen said.
“Our next phase is about having the ability to focus on what we do well, by providing high-quality administration to our clients and having the expertise to keep them safe.”
The news follows the resignation of AMP managing director of super and chief executive of SuperConcepts Lara Bourguignon last week to take up a consulting role.
Mr Forsyth thanked Ms Bourguignon for her strong contribution to the business.
“Lara has achieved great things in her time as CEO, including rolling out significant improvements to the SuperMate platform, the internal workflow system, managing the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to a flexible workforce and elevating the SuperConcepts net promoter score by 41.5 per cent in just over 12 months,” he said.
Ms Bourguignon added that having someone of Mr Christensen’s experience and background in the SMSF industry would “provide continuity and certainty to our people and clients into the new year”.