CR-SD SYMPOSIUM 2019
University of New England
April 15th - 17th
The Honourable Robert John Debus
Robert (Bob) Debus served as a Minister in State and Federal Government for almost 20 years. He was Attorney General (2000/2007), Minister for Emergency Services (1995/2003) and Minister for Environment (1999/2007) in New South Wales.
Professor Michael A Adams
Michael is a specialist in Australian corporate law and international corporate governance. Michael has expertise in financial services regulation, information governance, consumer protection and the broader area of legal technology and education. Formerly Dean of Law at Western Sydney Law School from 2007 to 2017, in 2019 he became Head of the University of New England Law School.
Professor Paul Martin
Paul is the Director of the Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law. Through the Centre Paul has led many Australian and international studies on legal governance of the rural environment, particularly focusing on the effectiveness of environmental rules. He has published widely, been a member of the Governing Board of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, and the editorial panels of a number of journals.
Professor Benjamin J Richardson
Benjamin is Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Tasmania. His international academic career over two decades has included positions in law faculties in Canada, England, the Netherlands and New Zealand. He has also collaborated with a variety of academic groups, including the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and the Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law. He practices environmental stewardship on his Tasmanian eco-sanctuary, Blue Mountain View
Director of Policy & Law Reform at the Environmental Defenders Office, New South Wales, Rachel has over 15 years experience working on public interest environmental policy and law reform, and is currently the Policy and Law Reform Director at the EDO NSW. Rachel has written law reform submissions and discussion papers across a range of environmental issues and is currently working on responding to the significant reforms that are proposed for planning, biodiversity and natural resource laws in NSW and nationally.
Dr Philip R Walsh
Phil is an Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto. He was formerly a Lecturer in Corporate Strategy and MBA Programme Director at the University of Surrey, U.K. Prior to joining academia in 2003, he was the Managing Director of a consultancy that provided strategic planning and policy services to major energy utilities, a number of governmental and municipal agencies, and various Canadian and British energy consuming organizations. Dr. Walsh is a Researcher with Ryerson’s Center for Urban Energy, a Fellow of the Ryerson Entrepreneurship Research Institute and a member of the Ryerson Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility. His research areas include innovation, sustainability and energy policy. He is a registered professional geoscientist in Ontario.
Dr Lez Rayman-Bacchus
Lez is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Winchester, UK. He is Founding Director of the Centre for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development, and the International Symposium on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development. Lez has published widely on strategy, industrial cluster behaviour, governance, is a guest editor of international journals. He collaborates in several international research projects, and holds international academic positions, currently in the UK, Italy and France. He has led Masters programmes on global business strategy, on corporate responsibility and sustainable development, and on research design. He currently supervises doctoral students on a range of topics exploring: the nature of financial institutional compliance in the evolving context of the Russian regulatory environment; the feminisation of poverty in the context of a strong patriarchal social system and a fragile environment; and the enabling of sustainable development in the context of challenging governance environments in rural Sub-Saharan Africa.