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Derek McMillan
Derek McMillan
Chief Executive Officer – Independent & Assisted Living

Derek joined Australian Unity in 1999. He held a number of executive positions before being appointed into his current role in 2005. He is responsible for all elements of the operations and development of the Independent & Assisted Living business, spanning Retirement Communities, Aged Care and Home & Disability Services. Australian Unity Independent & Assisted Living now provides services to around 60,000 clients and residents.

Derek is a director of a number of Australian Unity Limited subsidiaries and is an active industry participant. Derek was elected to the board of the Retirement Villages Association (RVA) in 2007. Following its merger with the Property Council of Australia in 2012, Derek was elected the inaugural chairman of the new peak body, the Retirement Living Council, a position he held until early 2016. Derek recently served as a director of the Property Council of Australia and was a director of Leading Age Services Australia – Victoria from 2012 - 2016.

In December 2013 Derek McMillan was appointed as a director of the National Ageing Research Institute, Australia’s leading institute for research into ageing. Recently, Derek was appointed as a director of the Australian Centre for Health Research, a leading independent public policy research institute.

Sarah Keleher
Sarah Keleher
Chief Operating Officer
Sarah Keleher
Chief Operating Officer
Sarah joined Australian Unity in July 2011 before taking on her current role with Independent & Assisted Living in 2017. Sarah brings over 15 years’ experience in senior operational roles within the financial, superannuation and health insurance industries. With a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University, Sarah has played pivotal roles in technology transformation projects, as well as implementing a split pay funding model which to this day remains unique to GU Health.

Holding roles responsible for coordinating back-office functions and operations for teams across international boundaries, Sarah has fostered a personal passion of working with people to achieve large goals for the business.
Cameron Holland
Cameron Holland
Executive General Manager - Home & Disability Services
Cameron Holland
Executive General Manager - Home & Disability Services
Cameron joined Australian Unity in 2013 as Chief Operating Officer and oversaw the rapid expansion and transformation of the business across Aged Care, Residential Communities and into Home & Disability Services, growing from less than 100 clients to over 55,000. Cameron was appointed to head the Home & Disability Services division in 2016, to continue to lead the 5,000 strong team to become Australia’s leading Home Services business.

Cameron has over twenty years’ experience leading the commercial and operational arms of large and well known Australian and international brands, including Lonely Planet and Jetstar. Cameron is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Suzanne Dvorak
Suzanne Dvorak
Executive General Manager - Residential Communities
Suzanne Dvorak
Executive General Manager - Residential Communities

Suzanne  joined Australian Unity in 2016 and has over 15 years’ experience in health care, social and community support services. Over her extensive career she has held distinguished roles including CEO of Vivir Healthcare, CEO of Save the Children Australia and CEO of Marie Stopes International.

Suzanne spent much of her earlier career overseas, with roles at the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia and Thailand and with Telstra in Cambodia and Vietnam. 

 In 2005, Suzanne was recognised for her outstanding career achievements when she was awarded the Hudson Community and Government Award as part of the National Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

Kellie Johnston
Kellie Johnston
Head of Marketing and Communications
Kellie Johnston
Head of Marketing and Communications

Kellie joined Australian Unity in 2015 and brings more than 20 years’ experience in marketing, brand and communication. Over her career Kellie has held key roles with iconic brands including ANZ Banking Group, Make-A-Wish Australia, Red Cross, Seven Network, Melbourne & Olympic Parks and Pacific Magazines. 

She joined the Board of Directors of global men’s health charity, Movember Foundation, in 2016 and holds directorships in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.  

Kellie is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently completing her Master of Business Administration.

Jacqueline Cameron
Jacqueline Cameron
Head of Legal, Risk and Quality
Jacqueline Cameron
Head of Legal, Risk and Quality
Jacqueline has worked at Australian Unity since 2008. Since joining the business as an in-house lawyer Jacqueline has worked on creating legal, compliance and risk management processes for the Independent and Assisted Living (IAL) division as well as on transactional work such as large property and business acquisitions.

In 2017 Jacqueline commenced leading the quality function within IAL which, when combined with existing governance processes, provides fulsome support for existing IAL operations and new acquisitions, developments and initiatives.

Prior to coming to Australian Unity Jacqueline worked in major Melbourne commercial law firms with a focus on property and development and as in-house counsel for just over two years at Coles Myer Ltd. Jacqueline holds degrees in law, applied finance and investment, arts (English and politics), professional writing and editing and has almost completed her Masters in Health Services Management.
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