Group Executive Profiles

Melanie Laing

Melanie Laing

Group Executive Human Resources

Melanie Laing joined the Commonwealth Bank in February 2012 as the Group Executive, Human Resources. She has a strong and diverse background leading HR functions for large companies, and has headed global and regional HR functions for several multinational and ASX listed organisations, having worked in the US, Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining the CBA Group, Melanie was the Executive General Manager, People & Culture at Origin Energy and has previously held executive HR leadership roles with Unisys Asia Pacific, Vodafone Asia Pacific and the General Re Corporation.

Melanie has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and several qualifications in human resources management. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Human Resources Institute, and a member of Chief Executive Women.