Pamela Hanrahan

Professor of Commercial Law and Regulation, Deputy Head of School (Research)

School of Taxation & Business Law - SJD, Melbourne | LLM (Hons), CWRU | LLB (Hons), Melbourne | BA (Hons), Melbourne | Australian legal practitioner

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About Pamela

Dr Pamela Hanrahan is a lawyer, legal academic and author who specialises in corporate law, corporate governance, financial services regulation, data governance and business ethics.

She is Professor of Commercial Law and Regulation at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School, a Senior Fellow of the Melbourne Law School, a member of the Centre for Law Markets and Regulation at UNSW, an associate of the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation at the University of Melbourne, and founding director of the Cybersecurity and Data Governance Research Network at UNSW Sydney.  She is also a founding member of the Society of Investment Law (USA), a Fellow of FINSIA, a solicitor member of the Law Society of New South Wales and in 2019 is a Glasgow Law Fellow at the University of Glasgow School of Law.

Pamela is a member of the Executive Board of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, a member of the National Corporate Governance Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a non-executive director of Landcom.  In 2010-11 she was the Queensland Regional Commissioner of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and in 2013-15 served as the Registrar of Community Housing for New South Wales.  In 2016-17 Pamela was an appointed member of the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce and in 2018 she was an adviser to the Hayne Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

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