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Fiona Dunn has joined Australian Unity Investments (AUI) in the role of general manager – joint ventures and institutional, reporting to David Bryant, chief executive officer of AUI, and based in Sydney.

Fiona Dunn has joined Australian Unity Investments (AUI) in the role of general manager – joint ventures and institutional, reporting to David Bryant, chief executive officer of AUI, and based in Sydney.

It follows the appointment of Stephen Alcorn as head of institutional and Kara Gilmartin as head of joint ventures late last year.  Mr Alcorn and Ms Gilmartin both report to Ms Dunn.

Ms Dunn has over 22 years’ experience in the financial services industry, across a broad range of business disciplines.  Before joining AUI, Ms Dunn held a number of senior business advisory roles.  Prior to this, she was general manager of Perpetual’s wholesale business, and a division director with Macquarie Bank’s funds management division.  She has also worked at Credit Suisse Asset Management and Citibank.

Ms Dunn holds a masters of business administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management (University of NSW).

Mr Bryant said that Ms Dunn’s broadly-based and extensive senior management experience in funds management and wider financial services sectors made her a very attractive recruit for AUI.

“Fiona has a proven track record building successful businesses, predominantly within the institutional market.  Her knowledge of the industry and the management complexity involved in funds management organisations, together with her ability to create and maintain strong relationships, will be of great benefit to both our joint venture partners and our institutional clients.

“She has the commercial experience as well as the strategic background to make a significant contribution to our expanding institutional business and growing asset manager joint ventures,” Mr Bryant said.

Australian Unity Investments is the funds management arm of financial services, health and retirement living services provider Australian Unity. It has $11.5 billion in funds under management as at 31 January 2012.  Its investment approach is to use its established in-house expertise in property and mortgages while also forming joint ventures and strategic alliances with other organisations with specialist expertise.

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For further information please contact:

Mr David Bryant – Phone: (03) 8682 4401

27 February 2012