Colonial First State have appointed Clive van Horen as Chief Executive Officer

We are delighted to have partnered with Colonial First State on the appointment of Clive van Horen as CEO following a global executive search.

Executive Chairman Robert Coombe commented, “Clive is a highly capable executive with a proven track record that has seen him deliver impressive customer and business outcomes in a variety of settings”.

“I know that Clive will make a significant contribution to CFS and ensure we deliver on our ambitious transformation and growth plans” he added.

Clive has been CEO of Suncorp Bank and a member of the Leadership Team of Suncorp since August 2020. Prior to this, Clive spent 10 years at Commonwealth Bank in various leadership roles across the Retail and Business Bank. Earlier in his career, Clive worked in banking, consulting and public policy in South Africa.

In response to his appointment, Clive recognised the significant progress that has been made in modernising and transforming the business and the exciting opportunity that CFS has ahead of it.

“I’m thrilled to be joining CFS. Having worked alongside the business for many years during my time at CBA, it’s very exciting to see the huge strides that CFS has made in recent years under Rob’s leadership.”

Read the full announcement here –

Many thanks to the team who have supported me on this search: Alex Jervis Vanessa Bathe and Katie Kirkland.

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