Professor Justin O’Brien is a former BBC investigative journalist and one of the foremost scholars of financial regulation, with a global reputation for academic excellence and practical engagement at the highest levels of corporate and regulatory practice. He has won multiple major research awards both in Australia and the United Kingdom, including an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. He is Director of The Trust Project, an inter-institution partnership that has laid the foundation for one of the largest public exercises in deliberative governance in financial regulation ever conducted, in association with the OECD.
His new book, Trust, Accountability and Purpose; The Regulation of Corporate Governance will be published in April 2019 with Cambridge University Press (Elements Series).
A frequent and well-regarded commentator across a range of media platforms, he has penned a series of essays for the Australian Financial Review on the philosophical and ethical challenges posed by the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Sector.