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Our history

Founded in 1911, the Commonwealth Bank is Australia's largest bank.

This strong financial position has enabled us to build on our more than 100-year history of investing in and supporting our clients and the wider Australian economy.

By harnessing the strength of the Commonwealth Bank Group, Commonwealth Private is well positioned to successfully deliver on the banking, advice and investment needs of our clients.

Leadership team

Our aspiration is to be Australia's finest private bank excelling at securing and enhancing the financial wellbeing of our clients and their families.

We recognise that you come to us with high expectations, which is why our people are best in class – dedicated to providing the highest levels of outstanding personalised service.

Team experience

Marianne Perkovic

Executive General Manager
Commonwealth Private

Marianne is currently Executive General Manager of Commonwealth Private, at the Commonwealth Bank. With offices across Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, Commonwealth Private offers personalised services that include advice, banking and investment opportunities for high net worth clients and their families.

Prior to this role, Marianne was Executive General Manager for Wealth Management Advice, where she was responsible for the industry’s third largest Advice network.

Marianne joined the Commonwealth Bank Group as General Manager of Distribution at Colonial First State in January 2010. She became the General Manager, CBA Advice, in 2011 and was promoted to Executive General Manager CBA Advice in 2012.

Marianne has twenty two years’ experience in financial services. Prior to joining the Commonwealth Bank Group, she was at Count Financial Limited where she held several positions including that of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. At the time, her CEO appointment made her the youngest female CEO of an ASX listed Company. 

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Ralf Haase

Head of Commonwealth Private Office

Ralf is currently Head of the CPO and joined the business in March 2009.

Ralf worked at Macquarie Private Bank for four years as an Associate Director of the Group and a General Partner of the Private Bank. His responsibilities included management of the day to day client relationships (circa $350 million in assets) as well as being responsible for the Alternative Asset class of the Private Bank Investment Portfolio.

Before that, Ralf spent 13 years with Goldman Sachs in Europe. His experience involved roles in Investment Banking, Equity Capital Markets and Institutional Convertible Bond sales in London; and from 1999 to 2003 he was the Managing Director responsible for the Private Wealth Management business for Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt, Germany.

Ralf holds a Master of Business from the European Business School, Frankfurt and is Series 7, 3 and 63 qualified, as well as holds his RG146 and is an ASX Level 2 Accredited Derivatives Advisor. A German national, Ralf is fluent in German, French and English.

RALF HAASE - Head - Commonwealth Private Office

Amanda Coombs

Regional General Manager
VIC/TAS, Commonwealth Private

Amanda joined us in March 2013 as an Executive Manager representing Commonwealth Private Office in Melbourne. She is now General Manager, Commonwealth Private VIC/TAS.

Prior to joining Commonwealth Private, Amanda was with National Australia Bank leading a team of 60 people across five cities responsible for a $150m business for NAB's Global Markets Division.

Before NAB, Amanda was with ANZ for 10 years including Strategy Executive for ANZ Mortgages and roles involving Foreign Exchange. One of Amanda’s achievements with ANZ was the roll-out of Derivatives Training to trading desks across six countries including Australia, Japan and India.

Amanda actually started her career as a Graduate Foreign Exchange trader with Commonwealth Bank in the 1990s. She has an MBA from Melbourne Business School, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance (Finsia) and an Arts Degree from Monash University.

Amanda has a strong sense of community which she expresses through her philanthropic pursuits including committee membership of Red Cross Australia’s Tiffany’s Circle and committee membership of the newly opened Melbourne campus of Giant Steps School for Children with Autism.

 

Amanda Coombs - Regional General Manager VIC/TAS, Commonwealth Private

Haseda Fazlic

Regional General Manager
Queensland & Asia

Haseda was appointed Regional General Manager Queensland & Asia for Commonwealth Private in July 2016. Prior to this, she held the role of General Manager Queensland for Regional and Agribusiness Banking for four years.

Haseda has worked in the financial services industry for over 23 years and has held several senior positions across the CBA group.

She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Diploma of Financial Planning, both from Deakin University. Haseda is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and since 2013, she has been a board member on Deakin University’s MBA Advisory Board.

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Bill Thorne

Regional General Manager WA/SA 
Commonwealth Private 


Bill joined Commonwealth Private in November 2016 as Regional General Manager Western Australia & South Australia. Prior to his appointment, Bill was an Executive Manager for Commonwealth Financial Planning across Western Australia, South Australia and Northern Territory for four years. During this time Bill also led the Bankwest Financial Advice team nationally. 

Bill has worked in the financial services industry for 10 years and has held senior positions predominately within Wealth Management and financial advice. Bill holds a Master of Business Administration (International Business) and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning). Bill is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Director's and an Associate of FINSIA.

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Maria Lykouras

General Manager, Investment and Advisory Services, Commonwealth Private

Maria joined Commonwealth Private in August 2017, taking responsibility for the strategic direction of the Investment and Advisory business.

Prior to accepting her position at Commonwealth Private, Maria was General Manager, Advice Licensee Services, for Commonwealth Bank’s Wealth Management Advice division. During her five years in the role, Maria was responsible for the support services provided to all CBA licensees and advisers, including recruitment, professional development, technical services, operational risk, quality advice assurance, research, technology, and business services.

With 15 years’ experience in Australian financial services, Maria has held senior positions at BT Financial Group, Count Financial, Skandia/Intech, ipac, and Citibank.

Since joining Commonwealth Private, Maria works closely with the leadership team to identify future client and business opportunities, is responsible for developing the business’ investment, strategic and insurance “house views ” and for the delivery of the operational and support services related to the delivery of advice.

Maria is passionate about continuously improving the services provided to advisers and their clients. She holds a Bachelor of Administration with a major in Philosophy/Political Science and a minor in Economics and is a member of the Australian Financial Planning Association.

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Commonwealth Private offers tailored banking and advisory services for clients with household income in excess of $400k p.a. or the intent to invest or borrow $2.5million or more.

Contact your local Private Banker on 1300 362 081 or alternatively request a callback.

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Welcome to Commonwealth Private

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Our approach

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Banking and advisory services

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Discover the difference

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Insights

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Asia

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Important information:

This information has been prepared by Commonwealth Private Limited ABN 30 125 238 039 AFSL 314018, a wholly owned but non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 234945 (Commonwealth Bank). Commonwealth Private’s services are provided by a team consisting of Private Bankers who are representatives of Commonwealth Bank and Private Wealth Managers who are representatives of Commonwealth Private Limited. Financial Services Guide