Australian Unity has filled the newly created role of general manager, commercial and structured finance for its Wealth and Capital Markets business.
Former group financial controller at Vicinity Centres Emily O’Brien will take up the new role on 3 September, according to a statement by Australian Unity.
Before her time at Vicinity Centres, Ms O'Brien was an associate director at Macquarie and was the financial control specialist for its various listed and unlisted funds based in Australia and overseas.
Ms O’Brien will report to chief executive David Bryant, who commented: “Emily’s appointment is about augmenting our structured finance expertise in line with our larger role in sourcing, funding and managing assets that address Australia’s key socio-economic challenges across health, ageing and sustainability.”
“The newly created role reflects the size and scale of Australian Unity’s Wealth and Capital Markets business, which today represents more than $20 billion in investment, advice, trustee services, property development, debt and commercial lending,” Mr Bryant added.
Last Thursday, Australian Unity Wealth and Capital Markets announced it had hired the former chief executive of two ANZ Wealth subsidiaries Matthew Brown as executive general manager for advice.