Corporate governance

Our response to the APRA Prudential Inquiry report

Find out more about how we’re improving our governance, culture and accountability.

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Corporate governance statement

We have a clearly defined corporate governance framework.

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Risk management framework

Read about our risk management framework and governance processes in the latest Annual report.

SpeakUP

Our program to support and protect our employees and suppliers to report any concerns about unethical behaviour and corruption.

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Our board

Catherine Livingstone AO

Chairman

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Matt Comyn

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

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Shirish Apte

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Professor Genevieve Bell

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Sir David Higgins

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Paul O'Malley

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Mary Padbury

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Wendy Stops

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Anne Templeman-Jones

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Rob Whitfield

Independent Non-Executive Director

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Company Secretaries

Kara Nicholls

Group Company Secretary

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Kristy Huxtable

Company Secretary

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Meet our executive leadership team

Matt Comyn

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

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David Cohen

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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Adam Bennett

Group Executive, Business and Private Banking

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Pascal Boillat

Group Executive, Enterprise Services, and Chief Information Officer

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Priscilla Brown

Group Executive Marketing and Corporate Affairs

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Alan Docherty

Chief Financial Officer

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Andrew Hinchliff

Group Executive, Institutional Banking and Markets

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Sian Lewis

Group Executive, Human Resources

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Vittoria Shortt

ASB Chief Executive

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Angus Sullivan

Group Executive, Retail Banking Services

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Nigel Williams

Group Chief Risk Officer

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History

Commonwealth Bank was founded under the Commonwealth Bank Act in 1911 and commenced operations in 1912, empowered to conduct both savings and general banking business.

Today, we’ve grown to a business that serves 15.9 million customers, employs 48,900 people and has more than 800,000 shareholders.

We offer a full range of financial services to help secure and enhance the financial wellbeing of Australia’s people, businesses and communities.

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At the Gunyah

International branches

Asia

With branches across Asia, the Bank provides financial services to both Australian clients with interests in Asia, and clients in the region who have business interests in Australia.

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Europe

The Bank has a long history in Europe building partnerships to provide specialist investment, advisory and financial services to clients. We also provide migrant banking services to people moving to Australia.

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New Zealand

CommBank New Zealand has its own local banking licence and operates in the corporate and institutional market as a full branch.

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North America

Located in New York, the Bank provides a comprehensive range of financial services to Australian and New Zealand clients and North American companies with business connections in Australasia.

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Japan
London