Australian Unity launches new Home Health platform

07 June 2022

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Member owned wellbeing company Australian Unity announced today the appointment of Prue Bowden as CEO and Group Executive of the new Home Health platform.

Home Health—which replaces part of the previous Independent & Assisted Living platform—comprises the Group’s home care business (including Indigenous services) and Remedy Healthcare businesses, and will deliver integrated healthcare solutions for in-home, community and virtual settings.

Ms Bowden has more than 20 years’ experience in senior management roles—with the last four years as Group Executive People & Culture where her achievements include leading improvements to the Group’s safety culture, introducing self-insurance, accelerating our human services workforce strategy and re-founding the Group’s Employee Value Proposition.

Prior to Australian Unity, Ms Bowden was Principal Consultant and Director of People Solutions Group (a boutique consulting firm focused on operating model design and transformational change). Ms Bowden partnered with diverse clients, including News Corp Australia, and before this held senior management roles at Suncorp and ANZ.

Australian Unity Group Managing Director Rohan Mead said Ms Bowden’s experience and passion for people has earnt her the respect and esteem of her colleagues and stakeholders.

“Prue’s human-centred approach, passion for the aged care industry and her desire to advocate for meaningful change are attributes that will help drive change in our new Home Health platform, the care sector and its workforce at large.”

Ms Bowden said, “I have spent over two decades working across diverse industries, leading and supporting organisational change and transformations.

“I’m thrilled to be leading Australian Unity’s new Home Health platform at a time when the case for change—both in the community and across the healthcare sector—is becoming compelling.

“It’s an exciting opportunity and time to be part of the healthcare sector, and I am tremendously proud and grateful for the opportunity to support our customers and our dedicated employees.”

Ms Bowden holds a Masters of Law (Employment and Labour Relations) and a Bachelor of Arts (specialisation in Psychology).

The launch of the new Home Health platform and Ms Bowden’s appointment follows Kevin McCoy’s resignation as CEO and Group Executive of Independent & Assisted Living.

Dean Chesterman will act as Group Executive People & following Ms Bowden’s appointment.


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About Australian Unity
Established in 1840, Australian Unity is a member-owned wellbeing company with 260,000 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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