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
LLB, FIMI, FAICDView Profile
BA, BEc (Hons), MEc, GAICDView Profile
Melinda 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, Melinda is the Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia and a member of Chief Executive Women. Melinda 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 she was Head of Economics at Invesco Australia.
Melinda has also worked with the Federal Treasury and International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. Melinda was a director of Wesfarmers General Insurance until June 2014. Melinda 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 & Investment Advisory Committee of Monash University. He was previously a director of the Melbourne Festival, Worksafe Victoria, Transport Accident Commission and the Victorian Registration & 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 & restructuring, profit improvement, M&A, strategic advice, risk and governance, forensic accounting and insolvency management.
Following this, Paul worked for two years as a Special Advisor for Lazard Australia. Mr Kirk has not held any directorships of listed entities in addition to those set out above during the last three years.
BCom, FCP A, MAI CDView 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, Australasian Pork Research Institute, Energy Renaissance, a Commissioner for International Agricultural Research and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration. She was a member of the Charities Review, the Harper Review of Competition Policy and the Regional Telecommunications Review.
Ms McCluskey was previously the CEO of the Regional Australia Institute and the Executive Director of the Office of Best Practice Regulation. Ms McCluskey 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.
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. Mr Willcock 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). Mr Willcock 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
Julien has more than 25 years’ experience as a director in public & private companies, including ASX-100, SME and not-for-profit organisations.
He is passionate about sustainable business models for economic & social good, and Art. He is a proponent of design thinking, diversity and cross-disciplinary skills.
He has worked across multiple sectors incl. property, professional & financial services, media, agriculture, consumer discretionary, energy, technology and The Arts, focusing on business transformation, M&A, capital raising and portfolio management.
He has been CEO and MD of AEH Group since 2003. Past appointments incl. Non-Executive Director ASX-listed Tatts Group Limited, MCM Entertainment Group Limited, and Australian Renewable Fuels Limited; Director of Time Out Australia, Ventura Health, and; member of UNSW Art & Design Advisory Board. He has worked with AMP, NAB and Accenture. He is currently Deputy Chairman AGNSW Foundation and Chairman Finance Committee, Chairman of the Investment Committee of The Nature Conservancy, and member of the Alumni Leaders Group UNSW Business School.
He is Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders. He holds a Master of Business Administration UNSW (AGSM), Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Science Sydney University, and Company Director Course Diploma AICD.
Julien and his family live in Manly, by the sea and the bush. Julien travels frequently to central western NSW where he oversees a merino sheep property.
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