Australian Unity group executive retires

Executive Move


Australian Unity's group executive, director, and CEO, Matt Walsh, is stepping away from the business after more than a two decades.

Announcing the move on his LinkedIn profile, Walsh wrote, "After more than 2 rewarding decades with Australian Unity I have decided to retire from fulltime executive life and pursue a new direction - a mix of non-executive director, consulting, executive coaching and interim-CEO roles."

Walsh was named chief executive and GM in late 2009. He was named group executive in 2017. He joined Lifeplan Funds Management as information services manager in 1993 and was named GM of strategy and development in 1998.

"To all my colleagues past and present, thank you," Walsh wrote. "I am very grateful for my career with Australian Unity and to have been part of the many successes of one of Australia’s most enduring and purposeful enterprises."

Walsh is succeeded by Christine Yates, who was previously BNZ's chief customer officer.


July 2020

Group Executive, Director, CEO

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