As General Manager – Life and Super for Australian Unity Wealth, Matt acts in the capacity of chief executive of investment bond business, Lifeplan - with more than $2B in funds under management, and oversees Australian Unity’s superannuation joint venture Federation Alliance.
Joining Lifeplan in 1993, Matt’s responsibilities have included strategy, product development, client services, IT, distribution and marketing.
In 2009, Lifeplan merged with Australian Unity and Matt joined the executive team of Australian Unity Wealth. Prior to joining Lifeplan, Matt worked with PriceWaterhouse, including time in the US with the PriceWaterhouse world firm, on development of their strategic methodologies used globally.
Matt’s specialties include strategy, business transformation, mergers/acquisitions, customer/member engagement, new market development, innovation and building and leading highly effective teams.
Matt is passionate about running highly regarded enterprises, improving the financial wellbeing of Australians, the personal effectiveness of leaders, creating collaborative climates, and how established businesses can be more innovative, adaptive and relevant to their customers/members.
Matt is Chairman of the University of Adelaide’s International Centre for Financial Services, an academic research and education provider specialising in the Australian Financial Services sector. Matt is also Chairman of finance industry body, FSA. Matt holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of South Australia and a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University, is a published co-author of academic papers on strategic planning and financial advice, and listed inventor on two innovation patents.