Karen O’Flynn was appointed Company Secretary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on 1 September 2023. Karen is also Group General Counsel and Group Executive, Legal & Group Secretariat 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.
Karen O’Flynn has nearly 40 years of experience as a legal practitioner in Sydney, Melbourne and London.
Prior to joining the Commonwealth Bank, Karen was a Partner of Clayton Utz for 28 years, where she held a number of leadership positions including Chair of the Clayton Utz Board from 2020 to 2023.
Karen joined Chief Executive Women in 2021 and was a member of the Companies Auditors Disciplinary Board from 2013 to 2022, including serving as its Deputy Chair for three years.