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Ms Shortt's appointment to the CBA's group executive committee was announced early this week in a statement on the ASX website.
She will report directly to CBA chief executive Ian Narev.
“Ms Shortt joined the Commonwealth Bank in 2002 and has held a number of line roles in the retail banking businesses of both CBA and Bankwest, including customer-facing, operations and strategy leadership roles,” the statement said.
“Most recently, since May 2013 she has been the Commonwealth Bank’s chief marketing officer,” it said.
Prior to joining the bank Ms Shortt worked in audit and corporate finance with Deloitte and Carter Holt Harvey in New Zealand.
The bank also noted that Ms Shortt’s appointment follows Rob Jesudason’s move from his role as group executive for group strategic development to group executive for international financial services in November 2014.