Jo-Ann Suchard is an Associate Professor in Banking and Finance at UNSW Business School. Jo-Ann is the Director of Postgraduate Research and manages the post graduate research programs (PhD and Masters) for UNSW Business School. She has conducted pioneering research on the Australian and Chinese venture capital and private equity markets. She has won both Australia Research Council Linkage and Discovery grants for research in this area. She has also undertaken research in conjunction with government and industry partners including AVCAL and the Innovation Division, Department of Industry.
Jo-Ann has been a director on the board of the Asian Finance Association since 2010 and currently serves as the Association Secretary. She developed an international annual online colloquium on venture capital and private equity, which she runs in conjunction with the Asian Finance Association. This colloquium attracts global academic and industry participants.
Jo-Ann’s additional research interests include capital raising in debt and equity markets, corporate governance and Chinese financial markets. She has published widely in international journals and presents regularly at Australian and international conferences. She has previously held positions at the University of Sydney, University of Wollongong and visiting positions at University of British Columbia, Canada and Singapore Management University.