Board of directors
Catherine Livingstone AO, Chairman
Director of the Bank since March 2016.
Catherine Livingstone was appointed Chairman of the Bank in January 2017.
She is Chairman of the Board Performance and Renewal Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Ms Livingstone is a highly respected company director with extensive business and finance experience across a broad range of industries and organisations. She is also a Chartered Accountant.
Her executive career spanned more than 22 years in which she held general management and finance leadership roles, primarily in the medical devices sector and including six years as the Chief Executive Officer of Cochlear Limited.
Ms Livingstone was the former Chairman of Telstra Corporation Limited and of the CSIRO. She has served on the Boards of Macquarie Group Limited, Goodman Fielder Limited and Rural Press Limited and has contributed to the work of the Innovation and Productivity Council for the New South Wales Government. She was also the former President of the Business Council of Australia. In 2008, Catherine was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia.
Other Directorships and Interests: WorleyParsons Ltd, The George Institute for Global Health, Saluda Medical Pty Ltd, Chancellor of the University of Technology Sydney and Australian Museum Trust (President).
Qualifications: BA (Accounting) (Hons), Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.
Ian Narev, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Director of the Bank since December 2011.
Ian Narev was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 December 2011.
Mr Narev joined the Group in May 2007. From then until January 2009, he was Group Head of Strategy, with responsibility for corporate strategy development, mergers and acquisitions and major cross business strategic initiatives.
From January 2009 until September 2011, Mr Narev was Group Executive, Business and Private Banking, one of the Group’s six operating divisions.
Prior to joining CBA, Mr Narev was a partner of McKinsey’s New York, Sydney and Auckland offices (1998 to 2007). He became a global partner in 2003, and from 2005 until his departure in 2007 was head of McKinsey’s New Zealand office. Prior to joining McKinsey, Mr. Narev was a lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions.
Other Directorships and Interests: Sydney Theatre Company (Chairman), Business Council of Australia, Financial Markets Foundation for Children and Institute of International Finance.
Qualifications: BA LLB (Hons) (Auckland), LLM (Cantab), LLM (NYU).
Mr Narev is a resident of New South Wales. Age 50.
Director of the Bank since June 2014.
Shirish Apte is Chairman of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
He was Co-Chairman of Citi Asia Pacific Banking from January 2012 until January 2014. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of Citi Asia Pacific (2009 to 2011), with responsibility for South Asia, including Australia, New Zealand, India and ASEAN countries.
He has more than 32 years’ experience with Citi, including as CEO of Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa and, before that, as Country Manager and Deputy President of Citibank Handlowy, Poland, where he is now Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
Mr Apte was formerly a Director of Crompton Greaves Ltd.
Other Directorships and Interests: IHH Healthcare Bhd, AIG Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Clifford Capital Pte Ltd, Pierfront Capital Mezzanine Fund Pte Ltd (Chairman), Parkway Hospitals Singapore, Acibadem Hospital Group, Turkey and Supervisory Board of Citibank Handlowy, Poland.
Qualifications: Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Bachelor of Commerce (Calcutta), MBA (London Business School).
Mr Apte is a resident of Singapore. Age 64.
Sir David Higgins
Director of the Bank since September 2014.
Sir David Higgins is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.
Sir David is Chairman of Gatwick Airport Limited, the company licensed to operate Gatwick Airport in the UK. He is also Chairman of High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, the company responsible for developing and promoting the UK’s new high speed rail network. Sir David is a senior advisor to Global Infrastructure Partners (US) and to Lone Star Funds. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd which is involved in the maintenance and development of railway infrastructure throughout the UK.
From 2006 until 2011, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Olympic Delivery Authority where he oversaw the creation of the London 2012 Olympic Games venues, the Olympic Village and transport projects.
For the three years prior to 2005, he was Chief Executive Officer of English Partnerships, the UK Government’s national housing and regeneration agency. In 1985, he joined Lend Lease, and was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Lend Lease from 1995 until 2002.
Other Directorships and Interests: Gatwick Airport Ltd (Chairman) and High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd (Chairman).
Qualifications: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), USyd, and Diploma, Securities Institute of Australia.
Sir David is a resident of London, United Kingdom. Age 62.
Director of the Bank since March 2011.
Launa Inman is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
She was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Billabong International Limited from May 2012 until August 2013. Prior to this, she was Managing Director of Target Australia Pty Limited (2005 to 2011) and Managing Director of Officeworks (2004 to 2005).
She has significant international and Australian experience in retailing, wholesale, property and logistics, as well as extensive marketing experience in traditional, digital and social media channels.
Ms Inman was a former director of Bellamy’s Australia Ltd.
Other Directorships and Interests: Super Retail Group Ltd, Precinct Properties New Zealand Ltd, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival and The Alannah and Madeline Foundation.
Qualifications: MCom, University of South Africa (UNISA), BCom (Hons) (UNISA), BCom (Economics and Accounting) (UNISA) and Australian Institute of Company Directors (Member).
Ms Inman is a resident of Victoria. Age 60.
Director of the Bank since September 2010.
Brian Long is Chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Risk Committee and the Board Performance and Renewal Committee.
He retired as a partner of Ernst & Young in 30 June 2010. Until that time he was the Chairman of both the Ernst & Young Global Advisory Council and the Oceania Area Advisory Council. He was one of the firm’s most experienced audit partners with over 30 years’ experience in serving as audit signing partner on major Australian public companies including those in the financial services, property, insurance and media sectors.
Mr Long is currently a member of the NSW Court Consultation Committee as an appointee of the NSW Attorney General.
Other Directorships and Interests: Brambles Limited, Cantarella Bros Pty Ltd and a Member of the Council of the University of NSW.
Qualifications: Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Long is a resident of New South Wales. Age 71.
Director of the Bank since July 2008.
Andrew Mohl is a member of the Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
He has over 35 years’ financial services experience. He was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AMP Limited from October 2002 until December 2007.
His previous roles at AMP included Managing Director, AMP Financial Services and Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, AMP Asset Management.
He was a former Group Chief Economist, Chief Manager, Retail Banking and Managing Director, ANZ Funds Management at ANZ Banking Group. Mr. Mohl commenced his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia where his roles included Senior Economist and Deputy Head of Research.
Other Directorships and Interests: Nil.
Qualifications: BEc (Hons), Monash.
Mr Mohl is a resident of New South Wales. Age 61.
Director of the Bank since June 2016.
Mary Padbury is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Board Performance and Renewal Committee.
Ms Padbury is a pre-eminent intellectual property lawyer with an Australian and international legal career spanning over 30 years. She is a partner and the Vice Chairman of Ashurst, having been the Chairman of Ashurst Australia for eight years prior to the firm's full merger with Ashurst LLP into an integrated global firm in 2013.
Earlier in her career, Ms Padbury spent a number of years in the United Kingdom with boutique firm, Bristows, and as resident partner of Ashurst Australia. She has undertaken intellectual property work for Australian and multinational corporations in a range of technology areas and has extensive international, legal and governance experience.
Other Directorships and Interests: Ashurst (Vice Chairman), Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board (Chair), the Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health Ltd, Chief Executive Women, Melbourne University Law School Foundation, and Victorian Legal Admissions Board.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne.
Ms Padbury is a resident of Victoria. Age 58.
Director of the Bank since March 2015.
Wendy Stops is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Ms Stops was Senior Managing Director, Technology – Asia Pacific for Accenture Limited from 2012 until her retirement in June 2014. In this role she had responsibility for over 11,000 professional personnel spanning all industry groups and technology disciplines across 13 countries in Asia Pacific.
Other most recent senior leadership positions held prior to this time included Global Managing Director, Technology Quality & Risk Management (2009 to 2012), Global Managing Director, Outsourcing Quality & Risk Management (2008 to 2009) and Director of Operations, Asia Pacific (2006 to 2008).
She also served on Accenture’s Global Leadership Council from 2008 until her retirement. Ms Stops career at Accenture spanned some 32 years.
Other Directorships and Interests: Board Member of Fitted For Work Ltd, Council Member of the University of Melbourne and Member of Chief Executive Women, serving on the Scholarships and Marketing & Communications Committees.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (Information Technology) and Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Stops is a resident of Victoria. Age 56.
Director of the Bank since February 2007.
Harrison Young is a member of the Risk Committee, the Audit Committee and the Board Performance and Renewal Committee.
He was Chairman of NBN Co Limited from March 2010 until March 2013. Previously he was a Director and Member of the Financial Stability Committee of the Bank of England (2009 to 2012), Chairman of Morgan Stanley Australia (2003 to 2007) and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia (1998 to 2003).
Prior to that, Mr Young spent two years in Beijing as Chief Executive Officer of China International Capital Corporation. From 1991 until 1994, he was a senior officer of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington.
Other Directorships and Interests: The Conversation Media Group Ltd.
Qualifications: A.B (Cum Laude), Harvard and LLD (Honoris Causa), Monash.
Mr Young is a resident of Victoria. Age 72.