Grace Singh

General Manager, Community, Wellbeing and Safety, Australia Unity

We’ve been in Australia a long time—in fact, Australian Unity is one of the nation’s oldest mutual companies.

Our heritage goes back more than 175 years to the establishment of Manchester Unity in Victoria and South Australia on 7 December 1840. To help put that into perspective, that’s before the birth of bushranger Ned Kelly and before Aussie Rules Football was even invented!

We trace our origins to a pub in Melbourne where a group of eight people formed a friendly society with the goal of looking after the health and wellbeing of its members. Fast forward to today and we employ more than 7,500 people providing health, wealth and living services to around one million Australians.

Despite our growth and changes in some of the things we do, our focus is the same as it was more than 175 years ago: to serve and enhance the wellbeing of our members, our customers and our community.