Australian Unity appoints new Wealth & Capital Markets executive

15 February 2023

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Member owned wellbeing company Australian Unity has announced the appointment of Michael McGavigan as Executive General Manager—Operations for its Wealth & Capital Markets platform.

Mr McGavigan joined Australian Unity on 6 February 2023 from Vanguard where he was the Global Head of Investment Management Solution Delivery.

Mr McGavigan has more than 35 years’ experience leading and developing global teams across the financial services sector, including 13 years at Vanguard (both in Australia and United States) and other senior positions at NAB and Perpetual Limited.

As Executive General Manager—Operations, Mr McGavigan will play a critical role in enhancing investor experience and delivering shared operational capabilities across Wealth & Capital Markets via a centralised function. This includes responsibility for the platform’s information technology, project management and delivery, and operational compliance functions.

Esther Kerr-Smith, Chief Executive Officer—Wealth & Capital Markets, said Mr McGavigan’s extensive product management and service delivery experience across the sector will be an invaluable asset to the platform.

“Michael joins us during an exciting time for Australian Unity and Wealth & Capital Markets as we implement our long-term growth strategy,” said Ms Kerr-Smith.

“His exceptional track record leading large scale transformational business and technology programs will help us embed a culture of innovation across our platform—enabling us to continue improving the delivery of critical services to support our strategic ambitions.”

The appointment of the Executive General Manager—Operations position follows changes to Wealth & Capital Markets announced in September 2022, which included the establishment of a dedicated social infrastructure business and centralisation of the platform’s funds management business.




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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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