Dr Pamela Hanrahan Consultant

Dr Pamela Hanrahan is an internationally recognised expert in corporate law, collective investments and superannuation law, financial services regulation, and corporate governance.

Pamela advises listed and privately-held corporations and trustees and their boards on complex regulatory and governance matters. Her insights are informed by her practical experience as a non-executive director and as a former senior regulator in State and Commonwealth agencies. She is frequently consulted by governments on law reform and has conducted or advised several major inquiries on corporate and financial regulation.

Pamela is Chair of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and a member of the National Corporate Governance Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Conexus Institute Advisory Board. She is a former Professor of the UNSW Business School, a Senior Fellow of the Melbourne Law School, and author of several major legal texts including Securities and Financial Services Law (2021) and Directors’ Legal Responsibilities (2022)

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), the University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Laws (with Honours), the University of Melbourne
  • Master of Laws (Honors), Case Western Reserve University USA
  • Doctor of Juridical Science, the University of Melbourne

Memberships

  • Deputy Chair, Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Member, Corporate Governance National Committee, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member, Climate Change Working Group, Law Council of Australia
  • Member, Conexus Institute Advisory Board
  • Member, Corporations Committee, Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Senior Member, Universities Australian Executive Women

International

  • Australian Special Reporter, International Academy of Comparative Law World Congress on the Liability of Credit Rating Agencies (2022)
  • Glasgow Law Fellow 2019, the University of Glasgow UK (2019)
  • Academic Visitor, China University Hong Kong (2018)
  • Australian Special Reporter, International Academy of Comparative Law World Congress on the Law of Close Corporations (2014)
  • Member, International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Technical Committee 5 on Collective Investments (2008-9)

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