1983 Law Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Belinda Gibson graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Economics. After graduation, Belinda worked as a commercial solicitor at Messrs. Stephen Jaques Stone James.
Belinda was awarded the Scholarship to complete an LLM at Cambridge University.
Studied at: University of Cambridge
Belinda is a Non-Executive Director of Citigroup Pty Ltd, Citigroup's retail bank in Australia, and chairs its Risk Committee. She is Chairman of the AMP Customer Advice Review Panel. She is also a Trustee of the Australian Museum in Sydney and its associated Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation. She has a private consulting business, which utilises her 20 years' experience as a corporate and securities lawyer and latterly as a securities regulator. She has advised recently on topics such as risk management strategies, corporate governance structures and regulatory design.
Belinda was a corporate law partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques from 1987. She has extensive experience negotiating public and private corporate transactions, alliances, joint ventures and other commercial arrangements. She was a leader of the firm's governance practice.
From 2007 to May 2013 she was a commissioner and then Deputy Chairman (Deputy CEO) of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. She had primary responsibility on the Commission for the regulation of Australia's securities markets, including the exchanges and listed companies. She oversaw implementing many of the initiatives required in response to the global financial crisis.
She is a past director of AirServices Australia and the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation.
She is an adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales Business School.
Scholarship Year: 1983
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