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David Cohen is the Commonwealth Bank’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He commenced in this role in November 2018. He is responsible for the Group’s core customer relations functions - Group Customer Relations, Group Customer Advocacy and Group Customer Care managing the ‘Better Starts Now’ initiative. He also leads the demerger of the Group’s wealth management and mortgage broking businesses, and oversees the Group’s Mergers and Acquisitions team and the International Financial Services business. In addition to his business responsibilities, David also supports the Chief Executive Officer on Group wide initiatives to build a better bank for the future with a key focus on building and enhancing our engagement with government, regulators, industry and community groups. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
Prior to this role David was the Group Chief Risk Officer, a position he commenced in July 2016. In that role he was responsible for effective risk management across all risk types (credit, market, operational, compliance, liquidity, financial crime compliance and insurance), and risk governance across the Group.
David joined Commonwealth Bank in 2008 as Group General Counsel and was responsible for advising the CEO and the Board on legal matters, and leading the Group's legal team. In 2011 he took on responsibility for Human Resources and from 2012 he led the Corporate Affairs function with responsibility for government affairs, communications, sustainability and corporate governance.
Prior to joining Commonwealth Bank, David had been General Counsel of AMP since 2003. Before joining AMP he was a partner with law firm Allens Arthur Robinson for 12 years.