Dr Pamela Hanrahan is one of Australia's leading authorities on securities and financial services law. She has extensive experience in corporate law and regulation and was formerly the Australian Securities and Investment Commission's Regional Commissioner for Queensland. Dr Hanrahan has published widely in areas of financial services regulation, funds management law, and corporations and securities law. She is author of Managed Investments Law & Practice (CCH, 1999, 2013), which is the leading Australian text on the law of managed investment schemes, and of Funds Management in Australia: Officers' Duties and Liabilities (LexisNexis, 2007). She is co-author of the Australian, Singaporean, Malaysian and New Zealand editions of Commercial Applications of Company Law (CCH, 2000, 2013) and, with Professor Bob Baxt AO and Justice Ashley Black, of Securities and Financial Services Law (LexisNexis, 2012).
Dr Hanrahan holds Honours degrees in Arts and Law from the The University of Melbourne, a Masters degree (with Honors) from Case Western Reserve University, and a Doctorate of Juridical Science from The University of Melbourne. She is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a member of the Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia and a member of the CAMAC legal sub-committee on managed investments. Her primary research interests are in the role of legislation in financial regulation, enforcement theory, and the governance of regulatory institutions.