Commonwealth Bank appoints new Head of Office of CEO and Group Planning and Development

16 October 2001

The Commonwealth Bank Group today announced the appointment of Adrian Cosenza as Head of Office of the CEO and Group Planning and Development effective from 1 December 2001.

Mr Cosenza will be a member of the Executive Committee.

Since joining the Bank in 1981, Mr Cosenza has been involved in corporate finance, capital markets, acquisitions, retail banking integration (State Bank of Victoria), strategy, product, distribution, marketing and retail service delivery. In recent years, he has held general manager positions in Personal Customers and Financing Products and has been Head of European Banking.

Commonwealth Bank’s Managing Director, Mr David Murray, congratulated Mr Cosenza on his appointment and highlighted the various board positions he has held representing the Bank, including as a director of ASB Bank, Mastercard International and Homepath.

Mr Cosenza holds an MBA from the Institute of Management Development Lausanne, Switzerland, a Master of Commerce (Finance and Treasury) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.