CBA updates executive leadership team

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CBA has announced two further appointments to the bank’s leadership team for the roles of group general counsel and governance and group executive, program delivery.

Carmel Mulhern

Carmel Mulhern will commence in the role of group general counsel and governance in January 2020, joining from Telstra. 

Scott Wharton has been appointed to the new role of group executive, program delivery having joined CBA in 2016 and having been responsible for the bank’s implementation of the prudential inquiry recommendations. 


Matt Comyn, chief executive of CBA said the two appointments strengthened the bank in this period of change. 

“These two appointments considerably strengthen the capability and capacity of the executive leadership team to provide the leadership and expertise we need to help CBA become a simpler, better bank for our customers and all of our stakeholders,” he said. 

Mr Comyn said Ms Mulhern had played a vital role at Telstra providing legal advice to its board, CEO and senior management. 

“Carmel is a respected leader with extensive legal expertise, a proven track record in risk management, a strong focus on doing what is right for customers, and personal and professional values that are aligned with the culture we are building at the bank,” he said. 

Mr Wharton was critical to programs that manage risk and simplify the business said Mr Comyn and this new role would see him drive those further. 

“In this new group executive role, Scott will work with me and my executive leadership team to manage the interdependencies and drive the implementation of these group-wide programs,” he said.


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Eliot Hastie

Eliot Hastie

Eliot Hastie is a journalist at Momentum Media, writing primarily for its wealth and financial services platforms. 

Eliot joined the team in 2018 having previously written on Real Estate Business with Momentum Media as well.

Eliot graduated from the University of Westminster, UK with a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism).

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