Carmel Mulhern was appointed Company Secretary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on 10 December 2020. Carmel is also Group General Counsel and Group Executive, Legal & Group Governance at the Bank. She has responsibility for the Group's Legal and Governance team and advises the CEO and the Board on legal matters and corporate governance.
Carmel has extensive listed company expertise with over 25 years' of legal and corporate governance experience. She was previously Company Secretary of Telstra Corporation Limited and prior to joining the Bank, was the Group General Counsel and Group Executive Legal and Corporate Affairs at Telstra. She is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA) and a member (and inaugural chair) of the Association of Corporate Counsel GC100.