The Student Leadership Programme

Ian Narev

CEO, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Ian Narev is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Narev joined Commonwealth Bank in May 2007 as Group Head of Strategy. In January 2009, he became the Group Executive for Business and Private Banking, with responsibility for small and medium enterprise banking, agri banking, private banking and the CommSec securities business.

He holds a Masters of Law degree with first class honours from Cambridge University (International Corporate Law), and a Masters of Law degree from New York University (International Relations), where he was a Hauser Scholar. He also holds undergraduate degrees in English and Law from the University of Auckland.

Narev is a member of the B20 Australian Leadership Group that leads engagement with the Group of Twenty (G20) governments on behalf of the international business community.

He is Chairman of the New Zealand-based Springboard Trust, which works with principals of primary schools to help improve school effectiveness, a director of the Sydney Theatre Company, a Trustee of the Louise Perkins Foundation, which helps women with advanced breast cancer, Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and an Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.