Australian Unity announced today that Ms Esther Kerr-Smith has been appointed as Group Executive – Finance & Strategy with effect from 25 September 2017, joining the Group Leadership Team.
Ms Kerr-Smith has strong corporate finance and strategy experience, including in infrastructure, major projects and large operating businesses—in Australia and overseas. Ms Kerr-Smith also has relevant experience in senior government roles.
Ms Kerr-Smith’s most recent role in Australia was with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Prior to this, Ms Kerr-Smith held various senior roles at Boston Consulting Group and Macquarie Group.
In announcing the new appointment, Australian Unity’s Group Managing Director, Mr Rohan Mead said “We look forward to Esther joining the Group Leadership Team. Her experience and skills will be an asset to Australian Unity as we pursue the strategic development of the company, particularly as we consider further social infrastructure opportunities.”
Mr Darren Mann has been appointed to the role of Deputy Head of Finance & CFO, reporting to Ms Kerr-Smith.
Ms Kerr-Smith and Mr Mann’s appointments come after the 1 July transition of Mr Kevin McCoy to the group executive role of CEO – Independent & Assisted Living. Mr McCoy was previously the Group’s senior finance officer.
Group Managing Director
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About Australian Unity
Australian Unity is a national health, wealth and living mutual company providing services to almost one million Australians, including approximately 280,000 members. Australian Unity’s history as a trust mutual organisation dates back to 1840. It has grown organically—by continually evolving to provide the services and products needed by the communities it serves— as well as through successful strategic mergers and diversification in to new business activities.