Australian Unity appoints Kirstin Follows as Executive General Manager - Trustees

22 December 2023

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Wellbeing company, Australian Unity has appointed Kirstin Follows as Executive General Manager - Trustees within its Wealth & Capital Markets platform.

Ms Follows, who has been acting in the role since July this year, will continue to lead Australian Unity Trustees, its professional trustee services business, that provides estate administration, financial and legal administration, trust management and financial attorney services to Australian individuals and their families.

A senior business executive and corporate lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience, Ms Follows previously served as General Manager Legal, Risk & Quality in Australian Unity’s Independent and Assisted Living business.

Ms Follows has a Bachelor of Laws with Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor Letters (Hons) with the University of Melbourne.

Esther Kerr, CEO Wealth & Capital Markets said Ms Follows’ leadership will be crucial in the ongoing growth of Australian Unity Trustees.

“The rise in ageing Australians and increase in blended families has created unprecedented demand for trustee services. This year our Trustees business has seen solid growth and helped more individuals and families achieve better wellbeing,” said Ms Kerr.

“As we embark on delivering the next phase of our Trustees business strategy, Kirstin’s strong management experience, legal expertise and understanding of the business’ role in the community will be invaluable.”

Ms Follows said she is excited to lead the business’ next phase of growth.

“Our business is based on the premise that trustee services should support the wellbeing of every Australian, rather than acting as a service exclusive to the wealthy. I’m excited to continue leading our team to help Australians ensure their wishes are fulfilled after a death or loss of capacity,” Ms Follows said.


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About Australian Unity
Established in 1840, Australian Unity is a member-owned wellbeing company with more than 385,000 members and more than 700,000 customers. Our range of health, wealth and care products and services provides member, customer and community value that is supportive of personal and community wellbeing.

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