Esther Kerr - Chief Executive Officer, Wealth & Capital Markets, Australian Unity Group
Chief Executive Officer | Wealth & Capital MarketsView profile
Ms Kerr joined Australian Unity in September 2017. Esther is Chief Executive Officer for Wealth & Capital Markets for the Australian Unity Group. Esther is responsible for all of Australian Unity’s financial services and investment activities, spanning investment management, advice, trustee services, life and superannuation, as well as the Group’s property, development and capital management activities. Esther is also a board member of many of its operating entities.
Prior to joining Australian Unity in 2017, Esther’s previous experience covers financial services, infrastructure and human services design and delivery. Esther was a senior executive with the National Disability Insurance Agency—leading the market stewardship and commissioning functions and has held senior roles at strategy consulting firm Boston Consulting Group and within Macquarie Group’s infrastructure division.
Executive General Manager - Life & Super | Wealth & Capital MarketsView profile
Adnan joined Australian Unity in 2009. As Executive General Manager - Life & Super, he is responsible for the commercial management and growth of Australian Unity’s specialist wealth management business that delivers a range of market leading tax effective investments, including investment bonds, education and funeral funds as well as Corporate Superannuation solutions.
Australian Unity is the largest investment bond solutions provider in Australia with a total of $2.4Bn in FUM and over 180,000 clients.
Prior to this role, Adnan was General Manager – Executive (Chief of Staff) reporting to David Bryant, the CEO of Australian Unity’s Wealth & Capital Markets business and before this was Australian Unity’s Head of Product. Adnan is the current President of the industry association Friendly Societies of Australia.
Adnan has a Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, major in Applied Mathematics from the University of Adelaide.
Executive General Manager | TrusteesView profile
Alex Madsen joined Australian Unity in early 2017 as Chief of Staff to the company’s CEO, Mr Rohan Mead. In August 2020, Alex was appointed as Executive General Manager – Trustees in Australian Unity’s Wealth & Capital Markets business.
In her current role, Alex is responsible for developing and leading the Trustees business, in particular continuing to build a specialist, client focused team that provide services including: estate planning, executor appointments, financial attorney, financial and legal administration and the management of personal, native title, community and philanthropic trusts.
Prior to joining Australian Unity, Alex was a senior executive at the National Disability Insurance Agency, where she was responsible for leading the work on assistive technology, market stewardship, quality and safeguards and provider support and registration. As one of the founding officers during its start-up phase, Alex was also responsible for the Agency’s governance arrangements, including establishing the Board and Independent Advisory Council. She also worked at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department for close to a decade, specialising in national security, administrative and disability law. In her early career, Alex worked at Baker & McKenzie as a lawyer.
General Manager Finance, Commercial & Operations | Wealth & Capital MarketsView profile
Ms Saliba joined Australian Unity on 10 May 2021 as General Manager, Finance, Commercial & Operations, for Wealth & Capital Markets.
Jenny has broad experience in financial services, property and education with an emphasis in the social infrastructure sector – including aged care and retirement accommodation, healthcare infrastructure, student accommodation and specialist disability accommodation.
Jenny brings insights and direct experience in capital markets, funds management, real estate trusts, M&A and strategy and has played a key role in supporting strategic growth.
Prior to joining Australian Unity, Jenny held various CFO roles including at ASX listed, Think Childcare, ING Real Estate Investment Management and various private equity groups.
Jenny is excited to be part of Australian Unity, an organisation leading the way in social infrastructure by aligning quality care services with investment grade assets.
Group Chief Investment Officer and Executive General Manager - Funds Management | Wealth & Capital MarketsView profile
Joe has spent over 20 years in senior leadership roles, spanning global investment, superannuation and platform management.
He was formerly a member of Colonial First State Global Asset Management’s executive leadership team, and Managing Director for First State Investments in Asia, where he was responsible for strengthening and growing the firm’s extensive business located throughout the Asia region.
Prior to that, Joe was Head of Global Investment Solutions Group at CFSGAM, with responsibility for the strategic development of the firm’s portfolio of investment offers globally, contributing to the significant growth of the business over many years. He has extensive experience in building, developing and leading successful investment businesses that serve customers well, with a focus on responsible investment and stewardship.