Commonwealth Bank - Report to Shareholders 2003 - Directors of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia
 

Directors of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia

John T Ralph, AC Chairman

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Mr Ralph has been a member of the Board since 1985 and Chairman since 1999. He is also Chairman of the Risk, Remuneration and Nominations Committees. He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and has over fifty years' experience in the mining and finance industries.

Deputy Chairman: Telstra Corporation Limited.
Other Interests: Melbourne Business School (Board of Management), Australian Foundation for Science (Chairman), Australian Institute of Company Directors (Fellow), Australian Institute of Management (Fellow), Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (Fellow) and member of the Council of Xavier College, Melbourne.

Mr Ralph is a resident of Victoria. Age 70.


John M Schubert, Deputy Chairman

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Dr Schubert has been a member of the Board since 1991 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee. He holds a Bachelor Degree and PhD in Chemical Engineering and has experience in the petroleum, mining and building materials industries. Dr Schubert is the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer International Limited.

Chairman: Worley Limited Advisory Board and G2 Therapies Limited.
Director: BHP Billiton Limited, BHP Billiton plc, Qantas Airways Limited and Australian Graduate School of Management Ltd.
Other Interests: Business Council of Australia (President), Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (Fellow), Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters & Sydney Advisory Board (Member). He is also a Director of the Great Barrier Reef Research Foundation and a Director and a Member of the AGSM Consulting Ltd.

Dr Schubert is a resident of New South Wales. Age 60.


David V Murray Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

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Mr Murray has been a member of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since June 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Business, Master of Business Administration, an honorary PhD from Macquarie University and has thirty-seven years' experience in banking. Mr Murray is a member of the Risk Committee.

Director: Tara Anglican School for Girls Foundation Limited.
Other Interests: International Monetary Conference (Member), Asian Bankers' Association (Member), Australian Bankers' Association (Member), Asia Pacific Bankers' Club (Member), Business Council of Australia (Member), General Motors Australian Advisory Council (Member), and the Financial Sector Advisory Council (Member).

Mr Murray is a resident of New South Wales. Age 54.


N R (Ross) Adler, AO

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Mr Adler has been a member of the Board since 1990 and is a member of the Audit Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration. He has experience in various commercial enterprises, more recently in the oil and gas and chemical trading industries.

Chairman: Austrade and Amtrade International Pty Ltd.
Director: Australian Institute of Commercialisation Ltd, AWL Enterprises Pty Ltd and Liberal Club Ltd.
Member: Advisory Council of Equity and Advisory Limited.
Other Interests: Adelaide Festival (Chairman), University of Adelaide (Council Member and Chairman of the Finance Committee) and Vice President and Executive Member of the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee.

Mr Adler is a resident of South Australia. Age 58.


Reg J Clairs, AO

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Mr Clairs has been a member of the Board since 1999 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. As the former Chief Executive Officer of Woolworths Limited, he had thirty-three years' experience in retailing, branding and customer service.

Chairman: Agri Chain Solutions Ltd.
Director: David Jones Ltd, and National Australia Day Council.
Other Interests: Member of the Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Clairs is a resident of Queensland. Age 65.


A B (Tony) Daniels, OAM

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Mr Daniels has been a member of the Board since March 2000 and is a member of the Remuneration Committee. He has extensive experience in manufacturing and distribution, being Managing Director of Tubemakers of Australia for eight years to December 1995, during a long career with that company. He has also worked with government in superannuation, competition policy and export facilitation.

Director: Australian Gas Light Company, Orica Limited, and O'Connell St Associates.
Other Interests: Australian Institute of Company Directors (Fellow) and Australian Institute of Management (Fellow).

Mr Daniels is a resident of New South Wales. Age 68.


Colin R Galbraith, AM

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Mr Galbraith has been a member of the Board since June 2000. He was previously a Director of Colonial Limited, appointed 1996. He is a partner of Allens Arthur Robinson, Lawyers.

Chairman: BHP Billiton Community Trust.
Director: GasNet Australia Group and OneSteel Limited.
Other Interests: Secretary of Council of Legal Education in Victoria, Deputy Chairman of the Corporate Council of CARE Australia and a Trustee of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation.

Mr Galbraith is a resident of Victoria. Age 55.


Warwick G Kent, AO

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Mr Kent has been a member of the Board since June 2000 and is a member of the Risk Committee. He was previously a Director of Colonial Limited, appointed 1998. He was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BankWest until his retirement in 1997. Prior to joining BankWest, Mr Kent had a long and distinguished career with Westpac Banking Corporation.

Chairman: Coventry Group Limited and West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited.
Director: Perpetual Trustees Australia Limited.
Other Interests: Trustee of the Walter and Eliza Hall Trust and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Society of CPAs, Australian Institute of Bankers and the Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries.

Mr Kent is a resident of Western Australia. Age 67.


Fergus D Ryan

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Mr Ryan has been a member of the Board since March 2000 and is a member of the Audit Committee. He has extensive experience in accounting, audit, finance and risk management. He was a senior partner of Arthur Andersen until his retirement in August 1999 after thirty-three years with that firm including five years as Managing Partner Australasia. He was the Strategic Investment Co-ordinator and Major Projects Facilitator for the Federal Government from 1999-2002.

Director: Australian Foundation Investment Company Limited and Clayton Utz.
Other Interests: Member of the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership,
a Member of the Council of the National Library of Australia, a Counsellor of the Committee for Melbourne and Patron of the Pacific Institute.

Mr Ryan is a resident of Victoria. Age 60.


Frank J Swan

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Mr Swan has been a member of the Board since July 1997 and is a member of the Risk and Nomination Committees. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and has twenty-three years' senior management experience in the food and beverage industries.

Chairman: Foster's Group Limited and Centacare Catholic Family Services.
Director: National Foods Limited.
Other Interests: Institute of Directors (Fellow), Australian Institute of Company Directors (Fellow), Australian Institute of Management (Fellow).

Mr Swan is a resident of Victoria. Age 62.


Barbara K Ward

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Ms Ward has been a member of the Board since 1994 and is a member of the Audit Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Economics and Master of Political Economy and has experience in policy development and public administration as a senior ministerial adviser and in the transport and aviation industries, most recently as Chief Executive of Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services.

Chairperson: Country Energy.
Director: Rail Infrastructure Corporation, Allens Arthur Robinson and Lion Nathan Limited.
Other Interests: Sydney Opera House Trust (Trustee) and Australia Day Council of New South Wales (Member).

Ms Ward is a resident of New South Wales. Age 49.


Carolyn Kay

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Ms Kay joined the Board this year and is a member of the Risk Committee. She holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Management. She has extensive experience in international finance having been an executive at Morgan Stanley in London and Melbourne for 10 years. Prior to that, she worked in international banking and finance both as a lawyer and banker in London, New York and Melbourne.

Director: Mayne Group, Treasury Corporation of Victoria and Deputy Chair Victorian Funds Management Corporation.
Other Interests: Australian Institute of Company Directors, Morgan Stanley (Advisor).

Ms Kay is a resident of Victoria. Age 42.