Woman at centre of AMP harassment scandal welcomes departures
24 August 2020
The woman at the centre of AMP's sexual harassment scandal says she welcomes the resignation of chairman David Murray and the demotion of AMP Capital boss Boe Pahari but has renewed her calls for the wealth giant to release details of her complaint.
"It gives me some comfort to see that AMP has today acknowledged the seriousness of my complaint and is moving to try and address the culture of the company," said former AMP executive Julia Szlakowski, who accused Mr Pahari of harassment in 2017.
"That work, however, still has a long way to go, and that’s why I am continuing to call for AMP to release my complaint, the findings document and all other documents relating to the report’s commission."
AMP said it would release the investigation report into Mr Pahari's behaviour once it had the consent of Ms Szlakowski. [...] [I]t released only the conclusion of the report conducted by London lawyer Andrew Burns, QC.
In a departure statement, Mr Murray said AMP needed to continue its "transformation" under chief executive Franceso De Ferarri with the support and confidence of investors, institutional clients, employees, partners and clients "without distractions".
"The board has made it clear that it has always treated the complaint against Mr Pahari seriously. My view remains that it was dealt with appropriately in 2017."
Debra Hazelton will replace Mr Murray.