Relevant Experience

Robert Neil Coombe was appointed as Chairperson of Board Risk and Compliance Committee on 23 January 2019 and a member of Group Nomination and Remuneration Committee on 24 January 2019. He is also CIMB’s Sustainability Sponsor to champion the Group’s sustainability efforts. He is currently the Executive Chairman of the ASX listed Generation Development Group, a financial services business focused on generational financial solutions. He is also Chairman of Craveable Brands, the largest Australian owned Quick Service Restaurant business. He was the CEO of Craveable Brands between 2013 and April 2017.

Before joining Craveable Brands, Robert was responsible for all of Westpac’s Retail, Business and Agri banking operations throughout Australia. Prior to this role, Robert spent six years as the CEO of BT Financial Group, responsible for all of Westpac’s funds management, financial planning, insurance, private banking, broking, platform and superannuation businesses in Australia.


In total, he has over 35 years’ corporate experience in both Australia and Asia.


In addition to the above, Robert is a Director of Tibra Capital, Surfing Australia and the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of 5V Capital Investors.

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Date of Appointment:

16 April 2014


Length of Tenure as Director:

4 Years

Membership of Board Committees:

  • Chairperson of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee

  • Member of the Group Nomination and Remuneration Committee 



  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Technology, Sydney, Australia


Areas of Expertise:

  • Corporate, Leadership, Management Operations, Finance and Banking


Directorship in Listed Entities:

  • Generation Development Group


Directorship in Public Companies:

  • NIL
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