David Cohen was appointed as President Commissioner through the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders dated 6 December 2018.
He has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law from the University of Sydney.
He started his career as a Solicitor in Allen Allen and Hemsley as a Solicitor, and was made Partner in 1991. He remained in the Law Firm until 2003 while also working in Japan with Nagashima and Ohno as Foreign Lawyer. He joined AMP Limited as General Counsel in 2003 to 2008. Subsequently, he joined the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in which he has held various positions such as the Group General Counsel; Group Executive, Human Resources; Group Executive, Group Corporate Affairs; Group Chief Risk Officer; and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CBA Group responsible for core customer relations functions, Group Customer Relations and Group Customer Advocacy, as well as Group M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) and International Financial Services. He also supervises Colonial First State, Aussie Home Loans and CommInsure Life.