Dr. Harry Unger (MBBS, FRANZCO, FRACS)

DIRECTOR, Chairman

 

Dr Unger was the founder and first CEO of Vision Group Holdings Limited, which listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2004. His model backed by Private Equity (AMP Capital) in 2001 consolidated Ophthalmology in Australia. From its formation in 2001 he steered the company through to the IPO led by UBS as Chief Executive Officer until October 2007. During his 20-year career as an Ophthalmologist with special interest in Cataract and Refractive Surgery, he formulated the concept and business model for Vision Group. He is a past Chairman of the Victorian Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and a past Federal Councillor.

 

Mr. GRAEME SAMUEL AC

DIRECTOR

 

Graeme Samuel is a corporate advisor with specialist expertise in competition and consumer policy and regulation, communications and media, corporate governance, strategic planning and change management, public policy and dealings with government and regulators.

Mr Samuel is a Vice Chancellor's Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University and co-director of the Monash Business Policy Forum.He is a member of the Council of the Australian National University and a member of CEDA’s Council of Economic Policy.He has been appointed as the Independent Reviewer to advise the Victorian Government on economic regulation, governance and the efficient operation of the Victorian urban water sector.

His professional career has spanned senior roles in law, investment banking and public service, covering sport, health, the arts, business and public policy in economic reform and regulation.

He was President of the National Competition Council (1997 – 2003), Chairman of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (2003 – 2011) and an Associate Member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (2007 – 2011).

In 1998 Mr Samuel was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia. In 2010 Mr Samuel was elevated to a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia – for eminent service to public administration through contributions in the area of economic reform and competition law, and to the community through leadership roles with sporting and cultural organisations. This is the highest level of recognition for an Australian citizen.

 

Mr. Mark Unger (ll.B, ll.m)

Managing Director 

 

Mr. Unger is an Honorary Fellow at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne (Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital).

Mr. Unger completed a Bachelor of Laws degree in Australia and obtained a post-graduate Master of Laws degree (majoring in corporate finance) from Duke University in North Carolina, USA in 2004. Mr. Unger has undergone further training in Geneva, Switzerland where he worked at the United Nations as a liaison to an N.G.O and also obtained a certificate in Transnational Law at the Duke – Geneva institute in Transnational Law.  Mr. Unger has worked as a lawyer for a leading law firm in the areas of corporate law and banking and finance law.

Mr. Unger is a graduate of the Company Directors Course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors.