Prof. Gill North

Gill is a professorial research fellow at the Deakin University Law School and is a member of its Centre for Comparative Corporate Governance. Gill has a doctorate in law from the University of New South Wales and is a chartered accountant and experienced financial analyst. She is an active member of the Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) and the Banking and Financial Services Law Association, and is Treasurer of the Corporate Law Teachers Association.

Prior to joining academia, Gill worked at multinational corporations and investment banks in the major financial centres (London, Tokyo, New York and Sydney), where her roles included senior executive positions in the areas of corporate strategy, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and funds management. Gill draws on this global experience when examining policies and conduct that might promote longer term and more sustainable decision making by corporations and improve the fairness, efficiency and transparency of financial markets.

Gill has published extensively in Australia and internationally on the governance, reporting and sustainability of corporations. Recent chapters and articles include: ‘Corporate sustainability practices and regulation:  Existing frameworks & best practice proposals’; ‘Company reporting of environmental, social and gender matters: limitations, barriers and changing paradigms’; ‘Climate change risk mitigation, liability and reporting: The temperature is rising’; ‘Well governed, sustainable and socially responsible financial corporations: Remote or real expectations?’. Her latest book on company reporting is Effective Company Disclosure in the Digital Age available at