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
Mr Promnitz was appointed Chair of the board of Australian Unity Limited on 30 March 2016. He has been a Director since 1 January 2013 and was appointed Deputy Chair on 28 July 2015. He is Chair of Flinders Investment Partners Limited and a director of Warakirri Asset Management Limited and Warakirri Holdings Pty Ltd. Mr Promnitz was previously Chair of NULIS Nominees (Australia) Limited and ASX listed company SFG Australia Limited and a director of Warakirri Dairies Pty Ltd.
Mr Promnitz is a qualified actuary. He was formerly Region Head for Mercer in Asia Pacific, a member of the global Mercer Executive Committee and Chair of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. in Australia, roles he retired from in December 2012. Prior to these senior executive roles his business experience includes a diverse career in financial services in Australia and New Zealand. He has led investment, superannuation, actuarial and human resource consulting businesses in both executive and non-executive capacities with a personal focus on clients, diversity and governance.
Group Managing Director & CEOView Profile
Mr Mead was appointed Group Managing Director of Australian Unity Limited on 1 July 2004. As Group Managing Director, he is a member of subsidiary boards and most committees. Mr Mead is chairman of the Business Council of Australia’s Healthy Australia task force and a member of its Indigenous Engagement task force. He is also a director of Platypus Asset Management Pty Ltd, Private Healthcare Australia Limited, the Business Council of Co-Operatives and Mutuals Limited (BCCM) and the Centre for Independent Studies.
Prior to joining Australian Unity, Mr Mead was employed by Perpetual Trustees Australia Limited (1996-2003) in a range of senior roles.
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 The Front Project, a director of AVJennings Limited, Warren and Mahoney Limited and Artspace/Visual Arts Centre Limited and a Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation.
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. Ms Chung completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in France in 2004. She was previously the chairman of The Benevolent Society and Urbis 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 Investment Advisory Committee 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, LiveCorp and Energy Renaissance. Ms McCluskey is also the Special Representative for Australian Agriculture and a Commissioner for the Australian Commission for International Agricultural Research. She was a member of the Charities Review, the Harper Review of Competition Policy, the Regional Telecommunications Review and a Commissioner for the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board.
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.
BSc (Arch), BArch (Hons), MBA, FAICDView Profile
Mr Playoust was appointed to the board of Australian Unity Limited on 1 February 2020. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a director in public and private companies, including ASX-100, SME and for-purpose organisations. He is passionate about sustainable business models for economic and social good and the arts, 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 funding and portfolio management.
He is currently Director of AEH Group; Deputy Chairman of the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation and Chairman of the Finance Committee; Member of the Advisory Board and Chairman of the Investment Committee of The Nature Conservancy, and; member of the Alumni Leaders Group of the UNSW Business School.
Past appointments include: Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Tatts Group Limited, MCM Entertainment Group Limited and Australian Renewable Fuels Limited; Director of TimeOut 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 a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds a Master of Business Administration from UNSW (AGSM), 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.
BCom, FCPA, FAICD, 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) and was a director and chairman of Big Sky Credit Union.
Our policies and charters have been developed to assist Australian Unity with achieving a high level of corporate governance and promoting sound business practices.