Robert Parrino is the Lamar Savings Centennial Professor of Finance in the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. He is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Corporate Finance and the Journal of Financial Research. He has experience in the application of corporate finance concepts in a variety of business situations and researches on corporate governance, financial policies, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity markets.
Hue Hwa Au Yong is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance at Monash University. Prior to this, she completed her PhD in the area of risk management at Monash University. Her research has been published in several international peer reviewed journals including Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, International Review of Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Australian Journal of Management and International Review of Financial Analysis. She specialises in teaching corporate finance. In 2009, she was awarded the Faculty of Business and Economics Dean’s Commendation for Outstanding Teaching.
Michael Dempsey is a Professor of Finance in the Department of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University. Prior to this he was with Monash University and Griffith University, having previously been at Leeds University, United Kingdom. He also has many years’ experience working for the petroleum exploration industry in the Middle East, Egypt, Aberdeen and London. His PhD was obtained in Astrophysics. His teaching responsibilities have been in corporate and investment finance, international finance, derivatives and financial engineering. He is an active researcher and research supervisor in the area of financial markets and the formation of asset prices, where he has continued to publish as well as referee major journal articles.
Nigel Morkel-Kingsbury is a higher education consultant with 20 years experience in the sector including Monash University, The University of Melbourne, and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). He is an experienced educator at both graduate and undergraduate levels, specialising in teaching corporate finance and international study programs. His research interests and publications include the following areas: central bank transparency and interest rates (the topic of his doctoral thesis), monetary policy, corporate finance and initial public offerings.
Samson Ekanayake is the CEO and Vice Chancellor of Saegis University Campus. He is also a Professor in Accounting and Finance at Saegis. From 1992 to 2016 Samson held various positions at Deakin University including the position of Discipline Leader of Finance. Samson has won several awards for teaching excellence in business finance and was nominated for Faculty Awards for innovative teaching in 2010. His research interests include corporate finance, management control and enterprise risk management. Before joining Deakin University, he held senior managerial positions in accounting and finance in several reputed companies. To name a few, he was the finance manager of Mitsubishi Olayan Machinery Industries, Corporate Treasurer of The Finance Company, and Economist of Fiji Sugar Corporation. Samson is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Practising Accountant. He completed his post-graduate studies at The University of Lancaster in England.
Jennifer James is a consultant for Wiley and a former lecturer in the School of Business and Law at Central Queensland University (CQU). She has over seventeen years’ experience in both professional practice and teaching (corporate finance and auditing). Jenny has been awarded several teaching excellence awards at school, faculty and university levels in addition to an ALTC citation for outstanding contributions to student learning at a national level. Her research interests focus on improving teaching strategies to maximise student learning. She has presented her research at international conferences and has been published in peer-reviewed journals including World Conference On Educational Media & Technology (EDMEDIA), Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference (HERDSA) and International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL).
James Murray has taught at Monash University, Swinburne University of Technology and Lincoln University. He completed his PhD in the area of dividend policy at Monash University. His research interests primarily relate to the role of the legal and tax environment in corporate finance and new developments in financial technology (Fintech), in particular, the development of equity crowdfunding in New Zealand.