Australian Unity Group has announced the appointment of Ms Esther Kerr-Smith as Chief Executive Officer of its Wealth & Capital Markets business.
Ms Kerr-Smith joined Australian Unity in 2017 as Group Executive, Finance & Strategy, where she has led the Group’s finance function and overseen the shaping and implementation of the Group’s strategic objectives. She has also led Australian Unity’s engagement with a range of market stakeholders to advance its capital markets, community value and social infrastructure agendas.
In announcing the appointment, Australian Unity’s Group Managing Director, Mr Rohan Mead said: “We look forward to Esther moving to the Wealth & Capital Markets CEO role. She has already demonstrated that she is a passionate leader with a deep capacity for value creation and impact. Esther will be a great asset to Australian Unity as we move into our next phase of growth, especially as we continue to pursue our social infrastructure agenda.”
Ms Kerr-Smith’s prior experience covers financial services, infrastructure and human services design and delivery. She 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. Ms Kerr-Smith’s appointment follows David Bryant’s resignation as CEO of W&CM earlier this year.
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