FIRN Executive Committee
Professor Kathy Walsh is a member of the Finance Department in the UTS Business School at the University of Technology Sydney. Her research focuses on the development of China’s financial markets and the impact that will have on Australia. She has written a number of reports on the internationalisation of the renminbi and its potential as a medium for trade, investments and reserves. Professor Walsh’s research is highly regarded internationally and she has attracted substantial research grant funding. She has prior academic positions at the Australian National University, the University of Sydney and UNSW and industry experience in insurance and financial planning.
Vice President - Education
Vice President - Engagement
Dr Victoria Clout is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Accounting at the UNSW Business School. Before joining UNSW Victoria was an Assistant Professor at University of Western Australia (2009-2011), a lecturer at Curtin Business School (2008) and at the University of Queensland (2006-2007). Victoria undertook her PhD at Queensland University of Technology where she was nominated for an Outstanding Thesis Award. Victoria’s research interests cover corporate governance, value relevance, valuation and capital markets. Victoria’s current teaching interests lie in the area of financial accounting, corporate accounting, financial accounting theory and financial statement analysis.
Vice President (Women)
Associate Professor Jacquelyn Humphrey is co-leader of the interdisciplinary Business Sustainability Initiative: Building Resilience and Adapting to Change at UQ Business School, University of Queensland. Jacquelyn’s main research interest is in how environmental, social and governance factors impact on investment decision-making for investors and corporations. She also has a research interest in funds management.
Professor Ellie Chapple holds the position of Professor of Accounting at QUT Business School, where she is the research leader in Forensic Accounting and the chief investigator in the research program Accounting For Social Change. Ellie is a member of AFAANZ, member of the Corporate Law Teachers Association and Legal practitioner admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Past FIRN Director 2015-2018