Australian Unity has recruited a senior healthcare adviser from QIC to lead the development for its new healthcare investment vehicle.
Victor Windeyer has taken the role of portfolio manager for the healthcare initiative, having come from QIC Private Capital where he originated and developed QIC Global Infrastructure’s first major investment in the healthcare sector.
The new division at Australian Unity will invest capital with the long-term objective of addressing issues for the nation’s health and ageing sectors, including the ageing population, rise of chronic disease, technology advances and the increasing need for social infrastructure.
Previous to QIC, Mr Windeyer worked for eight years at Citigroup, where he led the Australian healthcare equities research team.
Before Citi, he had been general manager and chief operating officer at ASX-listed medical device company, Sunshine Health. He had also held senior roles at Ventracor and Vision System as well as research and development at Cochlear.
Geraldine Barlow, executive general manager of Australian Unity – investments noted Mr Windeyer has more than 25 years’ working across the healthcare sector.
“His deep knowledge and extensive global network will be particularly beneficial in combination with Australian Unity’s unique footprint in health, aged care and retirement as we seek to grow our investment footprint in Australia’s healthcare sector,” Ms Barlow said.
Mr Windeyer said he was excited to be joining Australian Unity at a time when the group is expanding its capability in the health sector.
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