Ms Helen Bird
Helen Bird is a law and corporate governance specialist, researching, publishing and teaching about regulatory trends and the implications of corporate law and corporate governance for Australian companies, the provision of financial services, dealings in securities and initial coin offerings. Helen is also a panel member of the ASIC Corporate Governance panel (2020) and regular media commentator on corporate law and governance events in the news.
Helen's research on the public enforcement of corporate law has been supported by research grants from the CRC, the ARC and the CIFC. Her research on share ownership was cited by the NSW Supreme Court in In the matter of Ten Network Holdings Limited (subject to a deed of company arrangement) (receivers and managers appointed)  NSWSC 1529 (10 November 2017). Her research on ASIC enforcement was cited by in the interim and final reports of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
Prior to becoming an academic, Helen was a solicitor specialising in corporate and commercial litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills. At Swinburne, Helen is convenor and lecturer in subjects, Corporations Law (LLB) and Corporate Governance (Masters program).
Helen tweets on corporate governance related issues, using the Twitter handle @Birdsperch and posts on Corporate Governance matters on Linked In.
Fields of Research
- Corporations And Associations Law - 480103
- Law And Society And Socio-legal Research - 480405
Also published as: Bird, Helen; Bird, H.; Bird, Helen L.
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- 2022-09-14: Star could face $100m penalty to keep licence - Australian Financial Review
- 2022-09-14: ‘Bad reputation’: The Star slammed as casino future comes under cloud - Age/SMH (Fairfax)
- 2022-09-13: Star unfit to operate Sydney casino - ABC PM (Radio)
- 2022-09-12: Qantas shareholders back Alan Joyce – at what cost? - RTRFM (Perth Radio)
- 2022-09-12: Why Star will stay open despite Bell Review findings - Australian Financial Review
- 2021-10-27: Crown’s ‘special manager’ added headache for casino board - Age/SMH (Fairfax)
- 2021-10-26: Crown Inquiry (SBS News) - SBS World News
- 2021-10-26: Crown Resorts allowed to carry on despite damning findings - ABC Radio PM program
- 2021-10-26: Disgraceful Crown of Thorns too big to fail - Ausbiz
- 2021-10-15: A birds eye view of the week in corporate governance - Ausbiz TV
- 2021-10-12: Disappointed Investors wipe $1bn from Star's market value - The Age (Fairfax)
- 2021-10-04: Buy backs, net zero and activism: all need a plan - Ausbiz TV
- 2021-09-20: Very soon we will have to beat boards around the head with a great big diversity stick - Ausbiz TV
- 2021-09-13: Theranos on trial: Bird's eye view - Ausbiz TV
- 2021-09-03: Birds of a feather: Myer tries to keep its board together - Ausbiz TV
- 2021-08-27: ASIC: corporate policeman and advocate - Ausbiz TV
- 2021-08-18: The BHP and Woodside mismatch: Bird calls out the big guns on the big guns - Ausbiz TV
- 2021-08-09: A CEO does not always make for a good chairperson - Ausbiz TV
- 2021-08-03: Welcome to our resort: Crown slips further on laundering claims - Ausbiz TV
- 2021-07-26: Royal Commish 2; weary is the stakeholder who wears the Crown - Ausbiz TV
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