Joanna Bird


Joanna Bird

1992 Law Scholar

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Joanna Bird graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Arts and earned several awards including a University Medal. After graduation, Joanna worked as Associate to Justice McHugh and then as a Solicitor with Allen Allen and Hemsley.

Joanna was awarded the Scholarship to complete a BCL at Balliol College, University of Oxford.

Studied at: University of Oxford

Current Biography

Joanna Bird is the Senior Executive Leader of the Financial Advisers team for ASIC, a position she shares with Louise Macaulay. The Financial Advisers team is responsible for the regulation of the financial advice industry, oversight of the ASIC approved external dispute resolution schemes and general consumer protection policy work.

Previously, Joanna was an Associate Professor at the Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney, teaching and researching in the area of financial services regulation and regulatory theory and practice. She has also worked in ASIC's strategic policy area, and as a solicitor in private legal practice.

She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours and University Medal) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Oxford.

Scholarship Year: 1992

Fields of Interest

Law, Civil Law