CBA GM to retire after 48 years with the bank

Executive Move


Commonwealth Bank's Huseyin (Huss) Mustafa has announced his intention to retire from the bank after more than 48 years. "I am now looking forward to exploring a new beginning that allows me to further enrich my passion for community work and explore non-Executive board positions that ultimately affords me more time with my beloved family and grand-children," said Mustafa.

Mustafa has worked with the bank across five decades, beginning at the age of 16. He has held general manager roles for the last 17 years and, in 2016, became the organisation's first GM of multicultural community banking in Australia.

Multiculturalism is an area of passion for Mustafa, who spent several years as a commissioner on the Victorian Multicultural Commission and has been an Australia Day ambassador for the last six years. It's something that came from his own experience coming to Australia from Turkey many years ago. "I will always be grateful for the countless opportunities extended to me as an immigrant, escaping war who came to this country after a 24-day boat journey with no English proficiency at the age of 10 and being told by his school teacher that the only plausible career options for me were as a butcher, baker or a factory worker.

"Reflecting on my time at CBA, I feel that I have achieved all my career aspirations more than I ever imagined."

CBA chief executive Matt Comyn congratulated Mustafa on his retirement. "You have always been a passionate advocate for the Bank and have made an enormous contribution to the broader community."


August 2021

General Manager, Multicultural Community Banking Australia

Commonwealth Bank of Australia