Each member has specific expertise and experience relevant to the Group activities and a commitment to both the values of the Group and the highest standards of corporate governance.
BSc (Hons), AIAA, FAICDView Profile
Group Managing Director & CEOView Profile
AM, LLB, FIMI, FAICDView Profile
Ms Chung was appointed to the board of Australian Unity Limited on 30 June 2017. She is a director of a number of Australian Unity Limited subsidiaries, Chair of the People, Culture & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, Investment Committee and Risk & Compliance Committee. Ms Chung is currently Chair of Urbis Pty Limited and The Front Project, a director of Artspace/Visual Arts Centre Limited and Deputy President of Trustees of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum).
Prior to this, Ms Chung was a partner specialising in commercial property and infrastructure at Maddocks Lawyers and at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) where she also held various senior management roles and was an elected member of the firm's board. Lisa completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in France in 2004. She was previously the chairman of The Benevolent Society and a nonexecutive director of APN Outdoor Limited. Ms Chung has not held any directorships of listed entities in addition to those set out above during the last three years.
BA, BEc (Hons), MEc, GAICDView Profile
Ms Cilento was appointed to the board of Australian Unity Limited on 1 May 2014. She is a director of a number of Australian Unity Limited subsidiaries, Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the People, Culture & Remuneration Committee and the Risk & Compliance Committee. She is also Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia, and until 1 May 2019 was a director of Woodside Petroleum.
In addition to her directorships, Ms Cilento is the Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia and a member of Chief Executive Women. She has previously been a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission, worked for eight years with Australia’s leading CEOs at the Business Council of Australia, including four years as Deputy Chief Executive. Prior to joining the Business Council of Australia, Ms Cilento was Head of Economics at Invesco Australia.
Ms Cilento has also worked with the Federal Treasury and International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. She was a director of Wesfarmers General Insurance until June 2014. Ms Cilento has not held any directorships of listed entities in addition to those set out above during the last three years.
BEc, ACA, RITA, MAICDView Profile
Mr Kirk was appointed to the board of Australian Unity Limited on 1 February 2016. He is a director of a number of Australian Unity Limited subsidiaries, Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the People, Culture and Remuneration Committee. Mr Kirk is currently Managing Director and Founder of Collins Pitt Associates and is a director of the St Kilda Football Club. He is a member of the Audit & Risk and Investment Advisory Committees of Monash University. Mr Kirk was previously a director of the Melbourne Festival, Worksafe Victoria, Transport Accident Commission and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority.
Prior to this, Mr Kirk held a number of senior positions both overseas and in Australia with the major accountancy firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, specialising in the area of corporate advice, turnaround and restructuring, profit improvement, M&A, strategic advice, risk and governance, forensic accounting and insolvency management.
Following this, Mr Kirk worked for two years as a Special Advisor for Lazard Australia. He has not held any directorships of listed entities in addition to those set out above during the last three years.
BCom, FCPA, MAICDView Profile
Ms McCluskey was appointed to the board of Australian Unity Limited on 1 September 2015. She is a director of a number of Australian Unity Limited subsidiaries, Chair of the Risk & Compliance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, the Investment Committee and the People, Culture & Remuneration Committee.
Ms McCluskey is also a director of The Foundation for Young Australians, the Australasian Pork Research Institute and the Energy Renaissance, and is a Commissioner on the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission and the Commission for International Agricultural Research. She was a member of the Charities Review, the Harper Review of Competition Policy and the Regional Telecommunications Review.
Ms McCluskey was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Australia Institute and the Executive Director of the Office of Best Practice Regulation. She has held senior positions with the Business Council of Australia, the National Farmers' Federation and the Australian Taxation Office. She is also a beef cattle farmer. Ms McCluskey has not held any directorships of listed entities in addition to those set out above during the last three years.
BSc (Arch), BArch (Hons), MBA, FAICDView Profile
Mr Playoust has more than 25 years’ experience as a director in public and private companies, including ASX-100, SME and not-for-profit organisations. He is passionate about sustainable business models for economic and social good and the Art, and is a proponent of design thinking, diversity and cross-disciplinary skills.
Mr Playoust has worked across multiple sectors, including property, professional and financial services, media, agriculture, consumer discretionary, energy, technology and the Arts–focusing on business transformation, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and portfolio management.
He is been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of AEH Group since 2003. Past appointments include: Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Tatts Group Limited, MCM Entertainment Group Limited and Australian Renewable Fuels Limited; Director of Time Group Australia and Venutra Health; and Member of the UNSW Art & Advisory Board and the National Gallery of Australia Foundation Board. He has worked with AMP, NAB and Accenture.
Mr Playoust is currently Deputy Chairman of the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation Board and Chairman of the Financial Committee; Chairman of the Investment Committee of The Nature Conservancy; and member of the Alumni Leaders Group of the UNSW Business School.
Mr Playoust is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member of the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders. He holds a Master of Business Administration (AGSM) from UNSW, Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Science from Sydney University, and Company Director Course Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Playoust and his family live in Manly, by the sea and the bush. He travels frequently to central western NSW where he oversees a merino sheep property.
BCom, FCPA, FAICD, MAIM, FFinView Profile
Mr Willcock was appointed to the board of Australian Unity Limited on 1 March 2012. He is a director of a number of Australian Unity Limited subsidiaries and a member of the Risk & Compliance Committee and the Audit Committee.
Mr Willcock is also a director of Australian Unity Investments Real Estate Limited which is the responsible entity for the listed Australian Unity Office Fund. Greg has over 33 years' experience in banking and financial services in Australia, United States of America and the United Kingdom including seven years in general management roles at National Bank of Australia in the areas of risk management, strategy and change management.
Mr Willcock was previously a director of the Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA). He has not held any directorships of listed entities in addition to those set out above during the last three years.
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