David Cohen is the Commonwealth Bank’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He commenced in this role in November 2018. David is also a Director of ASB Bank Limited, Commonwealth Bank’s wholly-owned New Zealand subsidiary, and the President Commissioner of PT Bank Commonwealth, CBA’s retail and business banking operation based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
David is responsible for the Group’s Customer and Community Advocacy team, as well as the Group’s Mergers and Acquisitions team and the International Financial Services business. David also oversees Colonial First State and, until its sale completes, CommInsure Life. On 1 July 2019, he assumed interim responsibilities of the Group General Counsel until a new appointment is finalised.
David joined Commonwealth Bank in 2008 and has held a number of roles including Group General Counsel, Group Executive Group Corporate Affairs and Chief Risk Officer.
In addition to his business responsibilities, David’s key priority is supporting the Chief Executive Officer on Group-wide initiatives to build a simpler and better bank for the future, with a focus on building and enhancing the Bank’s engagement with government, regulators, industry and community groups, and chairing the Bank’s Royal Commission Implementation Taskforce. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
Previously, David was General Counsel of AMP and a partner with Allens Arthur Robinson for 12 years.