Years of experience.
Working for you.

Our history

Founded in 1911, the Commonwealth Bank is Australia's largest bank by market capitalisation.1 Meaning we can harness the experience and expertise across the Commonwealth Bank Group.

Our 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 community.

A team built to help drive your success

As a client of Commonwealth Private, you can expect highly personalised solutions and strategies to manage your wealth and achieve your financial goals.

We’ve created a team of highly experienced and dedicated financial specialists to help you build on your success.

Meet our leadership team

Robyn Saranah

Robyn Saranah

Acting Executive General Manager
Commonwealth Private

Robyn joined Commonwealth Private in early 2019 to lead the Queensland business, and helm the Strategy, Banking and Business Acquisition function based in Sydney. Prior to her appointment, Robyn held the role of General Manager, Business Banking - Queensland for Commonwealth Bank, and has also held senior management positions at ANZ, NAB, Westpac and overseas.

Robyn is a highly experienced executive with a 20-year career spanning the banking and finance, and private enterprise sector. She's gained extensive experience and delivered high-impact strategies in corporate, business and institutional banking, payments and digital services, international trade, franchising, and now in private wealth and advisory. Robyn has held non-executive directorships in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors, and has chaired Corporate Governance Committees.

Amanda Coombs

Amanda Coombs

Regional General Manager, VIC/TAS
Commonwealth Private

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

Prior to joining Commonwealth Private, Amanda led a team of 60 at National Australia Bank (NAB) and was responsible for a $150m business for NAB's Global Markets Division.

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

Maria Lykouras

Maria Lykouras

General Manager, Advice

Maria has been a General Manager at Commonwealth Private since 2017. As the General Manager of Advice, Maria is responsible for our end-to-end advisory service, tailored to support the needs of high-net-wealth and ultra-high-net-wealth clients. The team includes our state-based client-facing advisers, as well as our Investment and Research function and operational support services.

Maria previously worked in CommBank’s Wealth Management Advice division, responsible for the support services provided to CBA licensees and advisers.

Prior to joining CommBank, Maria was an executive at BT Financial Group, Count Financial, Skandia/Intech, ipac, and Citibank.

Shane Rudd

Shane Rudd

Regional General Manager NSW and ACT
Commonwealth Private

Shane has been Regional General Manager since early 2018. He has an extensive background in the financial industry, as well as a brief tenure with Bupa in the Health Insurance industry.

Prior to joining CommBank, Shane led a team of Private Bank Directors in the High Net Wealth team of NAB Private in NSW where he established various Private Banking relationships, portfolios and team collaborations.

He has also held leadership roles in Westpac and ANZ across Private Banking, Wealth Management and Retail Banking division. 

Bill Thorne

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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Things you should know

At November 2018, ASX Market Capitalisation

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 and Australian credit licence 234945. 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. Commonwealth Private Limited Financial Services Guide (PDF) and B&PB and IB&M Financial Services Guide (PDF)