Head banker David Murray talks finance and banking on DollarsandSense website forum

1 October 2003

Commonwealth Bank CEO David Murray is the special guest on the Bank’s DollarsandSense website Forum starting 1 October. David will share his thoughts and insights with young people across Australia on how he started his career in finance, leadership, the economy and at the end of a busy week – how he relaxes – on the golf course.

Young people including high school and tertiary students studying business, economics, commerce, banking and finance, mathematics and marketing along with those considering a career in banking and finance are invited to log on to DollarsandSense and ask David their questions any time between 1 to 22 October - answers will be published on the website Friday 31 October.

David Murray became the Bank’s CEO in June 1992. He oversaw the transformation of the Bank into a privatised business, building its share price from $7 to around $30 over eleven years and presided over the merger with Colonial Bank, the largest financial services merger in Australian corporate history. He was appointed by the Prime Minister to the APEC Business Advisory Council in March 1999 and from May 2001 to May 2003 was Chairman of the Australian Bankers’ Association.

"I look forward to answering questions from young Australians covering the banking industry, careers, business strategy, building the Commonwealth Bank brand or even about managing finances. I encourage young people across Australia to log into the DollarsandSense Forum," said David Murray.

DollarsandSense is a website developed by the Commonwealth Bank to help young people develop money management skills. The website offers concise, objective and practical information about a range of money matters.

DollarsandSense is part of the Commonwealth Bank’s 72 year history of developing the financial literacy skills of young Australians. This also includes the newly formed Commonwealth Bank Foundation, established to fund developments in education and financial literacy.

To ask David any questions about the economy and financial matters you are invited to log on the www.dollarsandsense.com.au Forum.

Media Contact:
Dawn Willis
Commonwealth Bank
Group Corporate Relations
02 9378 2662 or 0416 293 349