AMP Capital appoints COO & MD, Separate Accounts

Kylie O'Connor
AMP Limited - Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director, Separate Accounts
AMP Limited
Date: August 2019
Position: Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director, Separate Accounts

AMP Capital has announced that Kylie O'Connor, chief operating officer for real estate, has been appointed as chief operating officer & managing director, separate accounts. The change follows AMP Capital's Real Estate business being realigned along specialist sectors, the firm said.

O'Connor's new role will shift to a fund management-focus which will see her taking on fund operations and governance, while leading "one of the largest separate account businesses in the market," as well as private investor funds.

Other changes to the real estate leadership team include Luke Briscoe taking on the new and expanded role of managing director, office & logistics; Merran Edwards' appointment as chief financial officer, real estate; Brett Williams' appointment as managing director, retail; and John Dynon taking on the role of head of origination & capital.

Global head of real estate Carmel Hourigan, who all the new roles will report to, said: "The new integrated sector specialisation structure and bolstered client focus will best enable AMP Capital to deliver for its clients and achieve its growth strategy."

Leaving the firm is head of real estate funds management Chris Judd. AMP Capital said as the overall business structure is now sector aligned, the role is no longer required.