CBA appoints new executive general manager for corporate affairs

Commonwealth Bank Australia (CBA) has appointed Kylie Smith as its executive general manager for corporate affairs, effective from 7 March.

In her role at CBA, Smith will be responsible for internal and external communications, and will report to group executive for marketing and corporate affairs Monique Macleod.

Kylie Smith

The appointment follows the promotion of former chief marketing officer Macleod to her new role, whose role was then filled by Jo Boundy. Boundy commences her role on 28 March.

Smith herself is replacing Mike Tod, who is returning to New Zealand to take up the role of CEO at TAB NZ.

Smith joins from MLC Australia, where she held the role of chief communications, digital and marketing officer. She has also spent time at Perpetual Limited and Westpac.

On the appointment, Macleod said: “I’m looking forward to welcoming Kylie and Jo to CommBank’s Marketing and Corporate Affairs Leadership team.

“Both Kylie and Jo are very well respected leaders, who will bring a depth of strategic thinking, creativity, and a proven track record of delivery to our team. Their values and enthusiasm for leading and developing talent will play a significant role in helping us deliver our ambitious agenda for the future.”


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