Professor Ian Eddie has an international reputation for research and consultancy on international corporate governance regulations and practices, corporate financial reporting, securities market regulation and international accounting and auditing standards with over thirty years experience. This has involved international assignments in numerous countries including Canada, China, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.
Professor Eddie’s specialisations are:
- Assessment and evaluation of corporate governance practices, including board and director performance, corporate strategy and corporate performance evaluation;
- Implementation of financial market reforms in transition economies and emerging markets concentrating on the privatisation of state owned enterprises, the development of appropriate corporate governance mechanisms and board and director training;
- Design of regulatory frameworks and policies to facilitate corporate transparency, market supervision and surveillance;
- Due diligence audits and financial performance analysis; and,
- Comparative international financial reporting and application of international accounting standards, the global reporting initiative and sustainability reporting frameworks.
The above projects have involved him as an adviser and consultant to government departments and agencies, international accounting firms, international funding agencies such as the Asian Development Bank, the CRC for Rail Innovation and numerous international universities.
Professor Eddie is a member of the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) and is responsible for providing independent advice to the Australian Federal Treasurer on all aspects of Australia’s corporations and securities laws. This is a statutory appointment under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001. Professor Eddie is also a member of the CAMAC Audit Committee.
Professor Eddie has experience as a company director and has held previous management appointments as Director, Graduate College of Management, Southern Cross University (2008-2010), Dean, Faculty of Business and Government, University of Canberra (2006-2008), Head, New England Business School, University of New England (2003-2005), and Head, School of Accounting, Finance and Entrepreneurship, University of New England (2000-2002).