Catherine Livingstone was appointed Chairman of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in January 2017, and has been a Director of the bank since March 2016.
Catherine is a highly respected company director with extensive business and finance experience across a broad range of industries and organisations. She is also a Chartered Accountant. Her executive career spanned more than 22 years in which she held general management and finance leadership roles, primarily in the medical devices sector and including six years as the Chief Executive Officer of Cochlear Limited.
Catherine is a former President of Chief Executive Women (2007-2008), and is the former Chairman of Telstra Corporation Limited and of the CSIRO. She has served on the Boards of Macquarie Group Limited, Goodman Fielder Limited and Rural Press Limited and has contributed to the work of the Innovation and Productivity Council for the New South Wales Government. She was also the former President of the Business Council of Australia. In 2008, Catherine was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia.
Other Directorships and Interests: WorleyParsons Ltd, The George Institute for Global Health, Saluda Medical Pty Ltd, Chancellor of the University of Technology Sydney and Australian Museum Trust (President).
Qualifications: BA (Accounting) (Hons), Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.