Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Date Founded



201 Sussex Street, Ground Floor, Tower 1, Sydney, NSW, 2000, AUS

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Retail & Commercial Banking
Holding Companies
Accounting & Financial Services

Company Description

Commonwealth Bank of Australia engages in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Retail Banking Services; Business and Private Banking; Institutional Banking and Markets; Wealth Management; New Zealand; Bankwest; and International Financial Services and Other. The Retail Banking Services segment provides home loan, consumer finance, and retail deposit products and servicing to all retail bank customers and non-relationship managed small business customers. The Business and Private Banking segment offers specialized banking services to relationship managed business and Agribusiness customers, private banking to high net worth individuals, and margin lending and trading through CommSec. The Institutional Banking and Markets segment serves the firm's major corporate, institutional, and government clients using a relationship management model based on industry expertise and insights. The Wealth Management segment includes the global asset management, platform administration, and financial advice and life and general insurance businesses of the Australian operations. The New Zealand segment comprises of banking, funds management, and insurance businesses operating in New Zealand. The Bankwest segment covers the lending diversified between the business, rural, housing, and personal markets, including a full range of deposit products. The International Financial Services and Other segment incorporates the Asian retail and business banking operations; associate investments in Chinese and Vietnamese; the life insurance operations in Indonesia; and a financial services technology business in South Africa. This segment also includes corporate center which includes support functions such as investor relations, group marketing and strategy, group governance, and group treasury. The company was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Group General Counsel

Executive General Manager, Global Markets

Chief Risk Officer

Group Executive, Enterprise Services & Chief Information Officer

Chief Innovation Officer

Chief Executive & Managing Director ASB

Group Executive-Institutional Banking & Markets

Board of Directors

Chancellor at University of Technology, Sydney

Former Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific at Citigroup, Inc.

Senior Fellow Vice President, Intel Product Assurance & Security at Intel Corp.

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director at Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Former Director-Corporate & Institutional Banking at Westpac Institutional Bank

Former Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director & MD at BlueScope Steel Limited

Former Senior Managing Director-Technology at Accenture Ltd.

Former Partner at Ernst & Young (Australia)

Partner, Intellectual Property at Ashurst LLP

Former Head-Risk Management at Westpac Banking Corp.

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia, FINERGE - Gestão de Projectos Energéticos SA purchase Martifer Renovables ETVE SA from Martifer SGPS

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia, FINERGE - Gestão de Projectos Energéticos SA purchase Brookfield Renewable Partners LP /PT Wind Farms (2) from Brookfield Renewable Partners LP

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Transaction Advisors

Advised onGreat Energy Alliance Corp. Pty Ltd. purchases Loy Yang Power Management Pty Ltd.

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Advised on purchases Commonwealth Bank of Australia /Wealth & Mortgage Business from Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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Advised onCommonwealth Bank of Australia purchases HBOS Plc /Bank of Western AU & St Andrews AU Ops from HBOS Plc

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Advised onPrime Infrastructure Group purchases Cross-Sound Cable Co. LLC from Hydro-Québec

Co-Chair of Global Project Finance Practice

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Chancellor at University of Wollongong


Chief Executive-Funds Management at Challenger Diversified Property Group


Partner at Valor Equity Partners


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