AMP’s new director revealed

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AMP financial services has announced that former head of the AMP director’s office of financial planning advice and services (FPAS) Amelia Constantinidis, has been appointed as director of Horizons. This announcement forms part of AMP’s review of its advice businesses following its merger with AXA in 2011.

In her new role, Constantinidis will be responsible for developing the strategic plan and frameworks for advice and planner services across multiple licensees. She will formally take on the role on 18 February; the same date that former director Tim Steele will transition to his new role as managing director of ipac.

Constantinidis has been with AMP since 2001, when she worked as a project manager for four years before moving to AMP Financial Services in 2006. Before AMP, Constantinidis worked for Deloitte.

Steve Hemlich, who currently leads the AMP FPAS director’s office, said Constantinidis had made a significant contribution to the strategic direction of AMP’s advice business, having led a number of large, complex, business transformation and change programs.

“Amelia will bring considerable experience in advice policy and practice support to Horizons, enhancing its commitment to training the next generation of financial planners and supporting them to deliver quality financial advice,” he said.

More than 500 financial planners have graduated from Horizons since its inception in 2007, with a further 30 scheduled to graduate this Friday.