Group General Counsel and Group Executive, Legal & Group Governance
Carmel Mulhern is Group General Counsel and Group Executive, Legal & Group Governance at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. She has responsibility for the Group’s Legal and Governance teams and advises the CEO and the Board on legal matters and corporate governance. Her priorities are to ensure the fair and efficient resolution of the Group’s legal matters and to support the effectiveness of the Board.
Carmel joined the Commonwealth Bank in January 2020. Prior to joining the Commonwealth Bank, Carmel was the Group General Counsel and Group Executive Legal and Corporate Affairs at Telstra. In this role she was responsible for legal matters, government relations, communications, regulatory engagement and corporate sustainability.
At Telstra, Carmel also held the positions of General Counsel Finance and Administration, as well as Company Secretary. Previously, Carmel worked as a Senior Associate at Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons).
Carmel holds a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Laws from Monash University (Directors’ Duties/Corporate Governance).
Carmel is a member (and inaugural chair) of the Association of Corporate Counsel GC100 and a member of Chief Executive Women. She is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.