Australian Unity Trustees has appointed Caroline Whitby to a newly introduced leadership role aimed at managing the business’ philanthropic work.
The new national manager of philanthropy role will be responsible for working with not-for-profit organisations, overseeing grant programs and managing the associated legislative and regulatory requirements, Australian Unity Trustees said.
Ms Whitby brings more than 16 years’ experience in the financial services industry to the role, and has previously held philanthropic roles with Perpetual Trustees and Trust Company.
Australian Unity Trustees general manager Emma Sakellaris said the appointment of Ms Whitby would allow the business to grow its philanthropy arm.
“Our aim is to make philanthropy more accessible for all Australians, allowing them to develop long-term charitable approaches that make a real difference to the community,” she said.
“A structured and effective philanthropic legacy enables our clients to give back to the community and to support charitable projects and initiatives, now and into perpetuity, and not just through ad hoc donations.”
Ms Whitby will be based in Melbourne.
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