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David Bryant

Chief Executive Officer - Wealth & Capital Markets & Chief Investment Officer - Australian Unity Group

David joined Australian Unity in 2004. He is Chief Executive Officer for Wealth & Capital Markets, and is also Chief Investment Officer for the Australian Unity Group. He is responsible for all of Australian Unity’s financial services and investment activities, spanning investment management, advice, trustees, life and superannuation, as well as the Group’s property, development and capital management activities. He is a board member of many of its operating entities and joint venture subsidiaries.

David is a Director of the Financial Services Council, Co-Deputy Chairman of its Board and Co-Chair of its Advice Board Committee.

Prior to joining Australian Unity in 2004, David was Chief Operating Officer at Perpetual Personal Financial Services, and has held executive roles in financial services, asset consulting, asset servicing, and banking, for both Australian and international organisations. His various roles have encompassed responsibilities for businesses across the Asia Pacific region.


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Mark Pratt

Executive General Manager - Property

Mark joined Australian Unity in 2004. As General Manager – Property, he is responsible for the commercial management and growth of Australian Unity’s Real Estate Investment businesses.

Mark currently sits on the national executive committee of the Property Funds Association and is also a member of the Victorian Division Council of the Property Council of Australia.

Prior to his current role, Mark was Australian Unity Investments’ Chief Operating Officer, responsible for supporting the growth of the overall business, together with responsibility for finance, client service, IT and operational functions.

Before joining Australian Unity, Mark managed a major change programme at MLC. He has also worked at Plum Financial Services, AMP Financial Services and State Street Australia in a variety of roles.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting from the University of NSW.

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Geraldine Barlow

Executive General Manager - Investments

Geraldine joined Australian Unity in 2016 and is responsible for leading Australian Unity Wealth’s internal investment teams across multi asset portfolios and our external joint venture businesses in Australian equities.

Before joining Australian Unity, Geraldine was head of real return and real estate at the New Mexico State Investment Council, the second largest sovereign wealth fund in the US.

Prior to this, Geraldine worked for Hastings Funds Management in the US as well as running her own consulting firm there.

In Australia, she has worked for James Fielding Infrastructure, Deutsche Asset Management and Jones Lang LaSalle, in a range of investment roles.

Geraldine holds bachelor degrees in business (economics) and applied science from QUT and a graduate diploma in applied finance and investment from FINSIA. She is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and has completed the company director's course at AICD.

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Adnan Glinac

Executive General Manager – Life & Super

Adnan was recently appointed to the role of Executive General Manager – Life & Super in Australian Unity’s Wealth & Capital Markets business.

In this role Adnan is responsible for Australian Unity’s market leading tax effective investments, including its investment bonds, education funds and funeral funds.

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 has a Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, major in Applied Mathematics from the University of Adelaide.



Matt Brown

Matt Brown

Executive General Manager – Advice

Matt was recently appointed to the role of Executive General Manager – Advice in Australian Unity’s Wealth & Capital Markets business. 
 
Most recently, Matt was CEO of ANZ’s largest dealer groups Millenium 3 and Financial Services Partners, spanning 550 planners with around $12.5 billion in funds under advice. In this role Matt was responsible for the end-to-end business strategies for both businesses and in 2016 under Matt’s leadership FSP was awarded Licensee of the year by CoreData. 

Prior to ANZ, Matt was head of distribution development at Colonial First State where we was responsible for driving innovation and incubating new businesses across its portfolio of brands. 

Matt has also held senior management and technical specialist roles at Financial Wisdom, CBA and ING. He has a Master of Financial Services Law and Diploma of Superannuation from Macquarie University and a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University. 

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Emma Sakellaris

Executive General Manager – Trustees

Emma Sakellaris joined Australian Unity in early 2016 and is Executive General Manager – Trustees in Australian Unity’s Wealth & Capital Markets business.

In this role Emma is responsible for developing and leading the Trustees business, in particular continuing to build a specialist, client focussed 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.

Emma has more than twelve years' experience in the financial services industry. She joined Australian Unity Trustees from Equity Trustees where she was the General Manager - Estates and Trusts. Prior to that she worked for ANZ Trustees.

Emma has a Masters of Employment Relations/Industrial Relations Law, Commercial Law and MBA from Monash University and a Bachelor of Education. Emma has also completed the Company Directors course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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Emma Rodgers

General Manager - Business Services, Product & Legal

Emma is a lawyer, having practiced in the financial services industry for over 20 years as a legal, compliance, governance and risk professional. As well as heading the Legal and Business Governance team at Australian Unity Wealth, Emma acts as company secretary for a number of Australian Unity’s joint venture partners.

Prior to joining Australian Unity, Emma was associate director - legal and compliance with UBS Wealth Management Australia, and before this worked for Perpetual Trustees as national counsel.

Emma also worked for NAB as a senior solicitor with a focus on providing legal support to the private banking division.

Emma holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law from Monash University.

Kristy Dullahide

Kirsty Dullahide

General Manager – Commercial and Strategy

Kirsty Dullahide is General Manager – Commercial and Strategy for the Wealth & Capital Markets business. Over the past 15 years, Kirsty has held leading roles in the establishment of various joint venture businesses, the merger with Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society and Big Sky Building Society and acquisitions for the property and mortgage businesses.

Kirsty has previously held various senior roles within funds management, insurance and banking, including within actuarial, operations, product, portfolio and treasury related functions. She is also a board member for Australian Unity’s listed office fund.

Kirsty has worked in the finance industry for more than 25 years, for business operations in Australia, the UK and Asia, for companies including MLC and National Australia Group.

Kirsty has a Bachelor of Economics – Actuarial from Macquarie University in NSW.

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