Lucy Foster & Catherine van der Veen

Job Share Executive Managers CBA

Lucy and Catherine are job share executive managers at Commonwealth Bank. Together, they cumulate over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to job sharing with Catherine, Lucy has job shared various senior roles with two other partners.

Lucy Foster

Lucy Foster is a highly committed, action-oriented and results-driven professional with ten years’ extensive advisory and execution experience working within large, global financial services companies. Lucy has expertise in program and change management, business productivity improvement and business transformation. 

Lucy has a natural flair for blending people into effective teams and building constructive, trust-based relationships at all levels of organisation to generate successful outcomes. Lucy is always customer-oriented and responsive, and has demonstrated delivery of cost effective, practical customer solutions within the bank as well as throughout her consulting career. 

Lucy has been an executive manager at CommInsure for five years. Prior to that, she was a management consultant with KPMG in Australia and the UK. Lucy started her career as a graduate trainee at Standard Life UK.

Lucy has been a top performer in the bank and in previous roles she has held. In addition, Lucy has an outstanding academic record, ranking first in class in her MBA and undergraduate degree. A strong and active advocate of women reaching their full potential in the workplace, Lucy has been selected as an ambassador for flexible working for CommBank

Catherine van der Veen

Catherine van der Veen is an executive manager with 15 years of financial services experience. Catherine completed her bachelor degree in agricultural economics at Sydney University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School (leadership program).

Catherine has held a variety of roles within the Westpac and CBA banking groups, including product management, project management, distribution, marketing, strategy and business management across retail banking, wealth management and investment management based in Sydney, Boston, London and Singapore.

Catherine is a co-director of JVDV Consulting, providing strategic advice to government, infrastructure and banking/funds management clients on a range of programs including project management, tender evaluations, sales, product development, staff engagement, customer strategy and innovation. She is an active member in her local community and acts as committee member and treasurer for local volunteer organisations.