Australian Unity has appointed Victor Windeyer to lead the development of a new and innovative healthcare investment focused initiative in its funds management business.
The new vehicle will strategically invest capital with the long term objective of addressing the key issues facing Australia’s health and ageing sectors including the ageing population, rise of chronic disease, technology advances in health and the increasing need for social infrastructure.
Mr Windeyer joins Australian Unity from his role advising QIC Private Capital where he originated and developed QIC Global Infrastructure’s first major investment in the healthcare sector. This followed eight years at Citigroup where he led the Australian Healthcare Equities Research team.
Geraldine Barlow, Executive General Manager of Australian Unity – Investments, said, “Spanning more than 25 years’ in the healthcare industry, Victor has a unique blend of industry and financial expertise. His deep knowledge and extensive global network will be particularly beneficial in combination with Australian Unity’s unique footprint in the health, aged care and retirement as we seek to grow our investment footprint in Australia’s healthcare sector”, Ms Barlow said.
Mr Windeyer said that he was excited to be joining Australian Unity at a time when the group was expanding its capability in the health sector.
Prior to his time at Citi, Mr Windeyer was General Manager and Chief Operating Office at ASX listed medical device company, Sunshine Heart. His previous experience includes senior roles at Ventracor and Vision Systems as well as research and development at Cochlear. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics) from University of Sydney.
Mr Windeyer will commence in the role on Monday 4 May 2020.