CEO Elect - Ian Narev

Ceo Elect

Ian has spent the last 2½ years as Group Executive responsible for Business and Private Banking, a significant division of the Group. He transformed the culture, created a first class management team and increased the profile of both CommSec and the Private Bank areas. He has driven its revenue growth and profitability.

Prior to that, Ian spent 1½ years as Group Head of Strategy where, among other things, he led the acquisition of Bankwest – a most important strategic move for the Group.

Ian is a lawyer by profession and he had a career in the financial services area with McKinsey & Company in New York, Sydney and Auckland. He studied International Corporate Law at Cambridge University and was a Hauser Global Scholar at New York University where he studied International Relations.

Ian is a director of ASB Bank, Sovereign Insurance and Commonwealth Securities. In the not-for-profit sector, he is Chairman of Springboard Trust and a Trustee of the Louise Perkins Foundation.

Ian is 44, and lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two young daughters. He was previously widowed. His interests include international affairs, rugby and the performing arts.