Murray Baird Murray Baird is an Adviser on the law, governance and regulation of not-for-profit organisations. Murray was the inaugural Assistant Commissioner General Counsel at the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) from its inception in 2012 until 2019. In this role he was responsible for Compliance and Governance function of the ACNC for 60,000 Not-for profit organisations in Australia. He was involved in the development of the ACNC Governance Principles, the ACNC Governance Guide: “Governance for Good” and on the steering committee for the AICD publication: “The Not-For-Profit Governance Principles” 2nd Ed. 2019. Prior to that he was Senior Partner and Leader of the Not for Profit Law Group at Moores Legal in Melbourne specialising in the law and governance of Not for profit organisations.  He now consults with Prolegis — a leading national charity law firm. In 2019 he was appointed by the Attorney General of Victoria as a Victorian appointee to the Legal Services Council which oversees the implementation of the national Legal Profession Uniform Law Scheme — a regulatory framework for Australian legal practitioners.

Murray also serves as:
* Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia 
* Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne Law School where he teaches on the law and governance of Not-for-profits 
* Member of the Advisory Council of the International Center for Not-for Profit Law
* Director of the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand
Sue Barker Sue Barker is the director of Sue Barker Charities Law, a boutique law firm based in Wellington, New Zealand, specialising in charities law and public tax law. Sue is currently on sabbatical as the New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellow Te Karahipi Rangahau ā Taiao, New Zealand’s premier legal research award, undertaking research into the question “What does a world-leading framework of charities law look like?”, with a report due in April 2022. Sue is also a co-author of The Law and Practice of Charities in New Zealand (LexisNexis, 2013), which is due to go into its second edition next year. More information about Sue and the research can be found at www.charitieslaw.co and www.charitieslawreform.nz.
Jenny Beard Jenny Beard is an Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School where she teaches domestic and international public law related subjects in both the JD and MLM programs. Jenny’s scholarship is best characterised as critically oriented historical research into legal concepts and narratives of the good. Jenny’s interest in forms of authority that are attractive to law and law-making underpins her research on the public aspects of charity law over time, the political advocacy of charities and the role of the not-for-profit sector in law and development.
Jackie Bettington Jackie Bettington is a researcher and lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology. Her research interests are corporate governance, business ethics and boards of directors. In 2015 Jackie completed a Research Masters in which she developed a director financial literacy competency framework for directors serving boards in Australia, including the governing bodies of nonprofit organisations. Continuing her research into a PhD Jackie investigated the relationship between director financial literacy, board dynamics and the financial monitoring performance of individual directors and boards. Developing a direct test of director financial literacy, training course and tools to assist directors were key practical real-world products of her research. Over the past 20 years Jackie has served as a director and chair on several nonprofit boards including boards of professional associations, heritage organisations and providers of residential care and support to children and young people. She also has extensive professional experience in information governance law, policy and practice in the public, nonprofit and commercial sectors. Further details at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackiebettington/ and https://www.qut.edu.au/about/our-people/academic-profiles/j.bettington.
Oonagh B Breen BCL (UCD), LLM (UCD), LLM (YALE), JSD (YALE), BL; Professor of Law, Law Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland
An expert in regulation and governance, with a specialization in the legal regulation of charities, Oonagh Breen holds law degrees from both University College Dublin and Yale Law School.  A professor at the Sutherland School of Law, UCD she specializes in NGO Law & Governance, and the law of Equity and Trusts.  She is currently President of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) and a member of the ICNL’s International Advisory Council.  She has worked with the Irish Government on charity law reform, charity regulators in several jurisdictions and in 2021 Oonagh was appointed as Chair of the Independent Review of Charity Regulation in Northern Ireland. The Review Panel’s report was published in January 2022.

A regular international speaker on comparative charity regulation matters, Oonagh has published extensively and is a co-editor (with Alison Dunn and Mark Sidel) of Regulatory Waves: Comparative Perspectives on State Regulation and Self-Regulation Policies in the Nonprofit Sector (Cambridge University Press, 2017), co-author of Law of Charities in Ireland with Philip A. Smith (Bloomsbury Professional, 2019) and co-editor with Noel McGrath of Palles: The Legal Legacy of the Last Lord Chief Baron (Four Courts Press, 2022, forthcoming).

A former Fulbright Scholar (2003) and Government of Ireland Research Fellow (2003), she has also held research fellowships at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University (2009) and was a Potter Foundation Fellow at the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) at     QUT, Brisbane in 2016. Oonagh has also held visiting appointments at De Paul Law School, Chicago, University Missouri Kansas City, University of California, Davis, Brooklyn Law School, and Southern Illinois University and the University of Victoria, New Zealand
Erin Matariki Carr Erin Matariki Carr: (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa). Matariki was raised in Whakatāne and currently lives in her home rohe of Tāneatua, just north of Te Urewera rainforest. She completed her studies at Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Spanish. Matariki’s work has been in the Māori law arena, including a focus on post-Settlement iwi governance and structuring at Chapman Tripp and policy writing for Te Urewera legal personhood at Te Uru Taumatua. She is now an independent contractor providing legal research, management and wānanga facilitation services.  Matariki is co-lead of RIVER Aotearoa Charitable Trust, a Research Fellow for Associate Professor Claire Charters at the University of Auckland, co-director of Te Kuaka NZA Incorporated Society and a facilitator with Tūmanako Consultants with a focus on helping to bridge worlds in Aotearoa, so we can build a society which actively enables both Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Pākehā to thrive.
Anne Carter Anne Carter is a Senior Lecturer at Deakin Law School. She completed her PhD in 2018 at the University of Melbourne and her book, Proportionality and Facts in Constitutional Adjudication was published by Hart Publishing in 2022. Anne also holds first class honours degrees in both History and Law from the University of Adelaide, as well as the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Law from the University of Oxford. Prior to becoming an academic Anne worked as a practising lawyer, specialising in constitutional law and administrative law. She also worked as an Associate in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the Federal Court of Australia, and as the Researcher to the Solicitor-General for Victoria. During her PhD studies she was a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany.
Ashton Cook Ashton Cook is a Tipstaff to Justice Black in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Kenneth Dibble Kenneth Dibble is an independent adviser and consultant on charity and NGO law, governance, and their regulation, both within the UK & NI and internationally. Kenneth was appointed the first Legal Director and General Counsel for the Charity Commission of England and Wales (CCEW) in 2003, a position that he held until 2018. He was also Director for the CCEW International Programme during that period, which was a programme designed to support the technical and social development of effective regulation of charities and NGOS worldwide, to prevent terrorist financing and to improve in country regulation to develop civil society. Projects were carried out in Sri Lanka, Indonesia Pakistan, China, and sub-Saharan Africa. Also, joint working with the Canadian Revenue Agency under the UNCTED auspices in developing government and NGO sector awareness of FATF requirements in relation to terrorist financing and typologies. Regional conferences held worldwide. Kenneth was a legally qualified member of the Board of CCEW from 2018 to 2022 and a visiting lecturer at Baynes Business School (formerly Cass) in the City of London, on charity law and regulation. A barrister by profession and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Kenneth completed his legal education at King’s College (LLB, AKC) and University College (LLM), both University of London, and the College of Law.
Scott Donald Dr Scott Donald CFA is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW Sydney.  His research spans financial regulation, superannuation and the law of trusts.
Matthew Harding Matthew Harding is a professor of law at the University of Melbourne. He is an internationally recognised expert on private law and the law of charities and other not-for-profit organisations. His published work combines theoretical, doctrinal and practical insights. He has published extensively on topics in the theory and doctrines of equity (especially fiduciary law), charity and not-for-profit law and regulation, the law of property, judicial practice and precedent, and the philosophy of trust and trustworthiness.
Rosemary Teele Langford Rosemary is a professor with Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. Her primary expertise lies in directors’ duties (with two sole-authored monographs and numerous journal articles on this topic) and she teaches a range of subjects including Corporations Law and Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties. In the last three years Rosemary has been undertaking a project on governance and regulation of charities funded by the Australian Research Council. She is a member of the Corporations Committee and Not for Profit Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia and of the Laws Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, as well as editor of the directors’ duties section of the Company and Securities Law Journal. Prior to joining academia, Rosemary practised with Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks (now Allens Linklaters).
Kye Joung Lee Kye Joung Lee is a Professor of law at Seoul National University. He teaches civil law including torts, contract law, property law, and the law of trusts. His academic interest extends to the legal issues with regard to bankruptcy law, civil practice, and A. I. law. Before joining SNU faculty, he pursued his career as a judge for over 12 years (2002-2014). He holds a B.A. degree in Sociology from Seoul National University, a master’s degree in law from Seoul National University, and a Ph.D. degree in law from Seoul National University. Also, he earned an LL.M. at U. C. Berkeley, School of Law. He is a V. S. at U. C. Berkeley, School of law and LMU Munich. He is an editor of the Journal of Korean law. His publication includes the Economic Analysis of the Law of Trusts, the Fundamental Principles of the Trust and Tracing in Equity and Relevant Legal Principles of the Trust.
Rebecca Lee Rebecca Lee is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong.  She researches in Equity & Trusts and Non-profit Law, and related aspects in Chinese law, including comparative trusts, third sector and adult guardianship laws.  She has published works in these areas in leading English, Australian and American law journals.  Currently, she is working on research projects on selected issues in trusts law, charity governance, and special needs support.
Danielle Mawer Danielle is a Senior Associate working in London in the Charity & Social Enterprise Department at Bates Wells. She has over 10 years’ experience in private practice, starting out in commercial disputes, and then working for over 6 years at a leading national charity law firm in Australia, before moving to London three years ago to join Bates Wells. Bates Wells is recognised as a leading charity law practice, ranked band 1 in Charities (UK-wide) by Chambers and tier 1 for Charites and Not-for-Profit by The Legal 500. It is a purpose-driven law firm and the first UK law firm to be a certified B Corp.

At Bates Wells, Danielle works on a full range of regulatory and advisory work for UK and international clients, ranging from establishing UK-based charities and social enterprises, advising on international collaborations, restructures, governance and regulatory disputes, to working on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. Danielle has a Master of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts and Laws with first class honours from the University of Sydney.  Her experience as a senior charity lawyer in both Australia and the UK has enabled Danielle to develop first-hand knowledge of the similarities and differences in the practice and regulation of charity law as well as sector trends and pressure points.
Steven Moe Steven Moe is a Partner at Parry Field Lawyers in Christchurch with a focus on corporate law, charities, governance and purpose driven legal structures and purpose driven aspect. He has worked as a lawyer for 20 years in Wellington, London, Tokyo, Sydney and Christchurch.  He recently released a book of essays “Laying Foundations for Reimagining Business” and hosts seeds podcast, with almost 300 inspiring conversations.  He is the Chair of Community Finance which recently won the “Transforming NZ” award at the Sustainable Business Network awards for its work in raising almost $100 million for social housing. Steven is on the New Zealand Charities Services Sector Group.
Debra MorrisDebra Morris is Professor of Charity Law & Policy at the University of Liverpool, UK. She is Director of the Charity Law & Policy Unit at the University of Liverpool, where she leads of team of researchers. Her research has focused on diverse aspects of charity law and regulation, ranging from the ‘public benefit’ test through to the impact of equality law on charities. She has contributed to two of the leading texts on English charity law, Picarda: Law and Practice Relating to Charities 4th ed (2010, Bloomsbury Professional) and Tudor on Charities 9th ed (2003, Sweet and Maxwell). She has written widely in the area of charity law and policy and has presented at conferences and seminars around the world.
Matthew Turnour Dr Turnour is chairman of the firm, Neumann & Turnour lawyers and an Honorary Senior Fellow of Melbourne Law School. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Leaders and Managers. In the government sector he serves as a Sessional Crime and Corruption Commissioner for Queensland. The Australian Parliament appointed him as one of four panellists to review the legislation establishing the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.
He is listed in Chambers Asia-Pacific Best Lawyers and is an International Advisory Board Member of Cambridge Governance Labs, Hughes Hall, Cambridge
Masayuki Tamaruya Masayuki Tamaruya is Professor of Law at the University of Tokyo, where he teaches comparative law and trust law. His main research areas include trusts and estates, nonprofit organizations, civil procedure and legal history. His publication includes, Fiduciary Law and Japanese Nonprofits: A Historical and Comparative Synthesis, in Arthur Laby & Jacob Russell (eds), Fiduciary Obligations in Business (Cambridge UP 2021) pp. 261-82; Fiduciary Principles in Japanese Law, in Evan J. Criddle, Paul B. Miller, and Robert H. Sitkoff (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law (Oxford UP 2019), pp. 643-663 (with J. Mark Ramseyer). He received Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tokyo, LL.M. from New York University, and Diploma in Legal Studies from Cambridge University. Previously, he taught at Rikkyo University, and was a visiting scholar to Harvard Law School, Harvard Yenching Institute, the Faculty of Law and Magdalene College, Cambridge University, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Kim D Weinert Kim is a PhD candidate at Griffith University, Queensland, where her PhD is focused on examining Australia’s representations of speech in Australian film from the 1970s to the 2000s. Kim teaches corporate law at the University of Queensland and has published previously in the areas of not-for-profit law and cultural legal studies.
Birgit Weitemeyer Birgit Weitemeyer holds the Chair of Tax Law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, and is Director of the Institute for Foundation Law and the Law of Non-Profit Organizations. Born in 1964, she completed her legal studies and First State Examination in 1991 in Kiel. Following this, she participated in the post graduate program "National and International Environmental Law" at the University of Kiel. In 1994 she completed her doctorate on the topic “Legal Measures for Dealing with Bankruptcy Proceedings, Environmental Law and Insolvency.” In 1996 she passed the Second State Examination.

Afterwards, she worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Civil Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law and Tax Law at the University of Kiel until 2002. From 2002 to 2004 she occupied a Chair at Helmut-Schmidt-University – University of the German Armed Forces – in Hamburg. In 2003 she completed her post-doctoral studies with the thesis entitled “The Corporate Taxation of Public Enterprises with a Particular View to Their Hidden Profit Distribution”, receiving the venia legendi for Civil Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law and Tax Law. From 2004 to 2007 she occupied the Chair for Civil Law, Foreign and International Private Law and Comparative Law at the Technical University of Dresden. In 2015, she declined a call to a W 3 - Professorship for Civil Law, Tax Law, Commercial and Business Law at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. She is a trained assistant in tax and corporate consulting, editor of the npoR – Journal of the Law on Nonprofit Organizations, founder and director of the association Hamburger Forum Unternehmensteuerrecht and member of the Zivilrechtslehrervereinigung, the Deutsche Steuerjuristische Vereinigung, the Gesellschaftsrechtliche Vereinigung.