Executive Director, Thought Leadership, Commonwealth Bank
Linda is the Executive Director of Go to Market & Thought Leadership at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Her experience spans across a variety of fields and geographies, including R&D, Strategy and Innovation across Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
A key focus of Linda’s role is to accelerate the innovation output within the Institutional Banking & Markets division of the Commonwealth Bank. This division is responsible for managing the Group’s relationships with major corporate, institutional and government clients and providing a full range of capital raising, transactional and risk management products and services.
In her current role, Linda is responsible for the strategic positioning of institutional banking services and products, enablement of internal and external education together with analysis and forecasting of user experience technology trends to help shape CBA’s innovation pipeline
Linda has had a broad and diverse career helping teams navigate through disruptive market environments, developing innovative technology products and leading people to form strong, creative and future focused teams. Prior to working in the financial sector, Linda spent 12 years working for global telecommunications giant Ericsson where she led R&D teams in countries around Europe Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Linda holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and a Master of Business in Administration from the University of Ballarat in Australia.