Professor Ellie Chapple, LLB, LLM, SJD, is a professor in the QUT Business School at the Queensland University of Technology. During her academic career at several Australian universities, she has taught corporations law to undergraduate and postgraduate law and business students.
Ellie’s research interests relate to the regulation and compliance of corporate reporting and disclosure. Ellie is the past President of the Corporate Law Teachers of Australia.
Alex Wong, BCom, LLB, MTax, CA and CFP is a lecturer in tax law and company law at RMIT. In addition, Alex teaches tax law and company law at the postgraduate and undergraduate level at other universities. Alex is interested in bridging the theoretical world of corporate and tax law to the practical applications of those principles, and ensuring that business students understand how to apply these principles in the real world as accountants and business advisers.
Richard Baumfield, BBus, LLB, LLM, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Bond University. He teaches primarily in the area of corporate law, teaching to both law students and commerce students. Richard was previously a partner with the New York law firm of Andrews Kurth where he specialised in corporate restructuring. In addition to his work at Bond University, Richard sits on a number of company boards including the board of Intrepid Mines Ltd — an ASX listed mining company.
Dr Richard Copp, BCom, BEcon, LLM, practised as a barrister for 15 years before joining Griffith Business School. In practice, Richard specialised in commercial law; corporate insolvency (including company liquidations, voluntary administrations, receiverships and schemes of arrangement); trade practices law and competition law; and income tax (including tax planning for the GST). Richard has advised and acted for a wide range of companies, including some of Australia’s largest publicly listed corporations, federal and state government agencies, banks, merchant banks and accounting firms.
Associate Professor Robert Cunningham, BBus, LLB (Hons), LLM (Hons), GradCertLP, PhD (ANU), is based at Curtin Law School in Perth where he teaches Corporate Governance, Corporations Law and Professional Responsibility. His research efforts concentrate on international trade law, intellectual property rights and corporate accountability. Beyond academia, he is also a Barrister-at-Law specialising in Federal Court matters and public interest advocacy.
Dr Paul Harpur is a Senior Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland. He has taught corporate law to students from the school of law and the school of accounting for an extend period of time. His PhD concerned corporate social responsibility and since then Paul has had a research focus on how laws can regulate corporate conduct, primarily in relation to labour rights and human rights.