Dr Geof Stapledon
Dr Geof Stapledon is Manager, Governance at BHP Billiton. Geof joined the Melbourne Law School in 1995. He was previously a Professor of Law and a Professorial Fellow at Melbourne Law School. In June 2005 Geof was appointed Managing Director of ISS Australia, which is the regional headquarters of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) - the world's largest proxy voting and corporate governance adviser. ISS Australia was established in mid-2005 when ISS acquired Proxy Australia, a Melbourne-based proxy voting and governance research firm that Geof co-founded.
Geof has taught corporate law, competition law and corporate governance at the University of Melbourne. He has published widely in the areas of corporate governance, institutional investment, and corporate law. His book Institutional Shareholders and Corporate Governance was published by Oxford University Press in 1996. Geof is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Company and Securities Law Journal and the Journal of Corporate Law Studies; and the Asia-Pacific and Far East Contributing Editor for Governance newsletter.
Geof has degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Adelaide, and a doctorate from the University of Oxford. He has previously worked as a solicitor specialising in corporate advisory work.