About this event

Join us as we launch ‘Let’s Talk About Corporations’: A New Series of Boardroom Conversations 2023, featuring a keynote address by Professor Rod Sims AO (Crawford School of Public Police, Australian National University). This new seminar series is a collaboration between academics at the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland and will provide a unique forum for academia, industry, and regulatory agencies to come together to explore current trends in corporate accountability and regulation.

The seminar series will consider the myriad forms of modern corporate wrongdoing and investigate current trends in corporate accountability and regulation, such as the shift from individual to corporate responsibility, the emergence of hybrid civil penalties, and the growing focus on ‘soft law’ and CSG/ESG norms in redefining corporate culture and practice. It will also identifies new and emerging regulatory mechanisms and strategies to prevent and remediate harms caused by corporations. The seminars and workshops in the series will provide a forum to explore these trends and challenge perspectives in a closed invitation-only format by leading academics, practitioners and policy makers. Through this dialogue – bringing together principled and pragmatic perspectives – the series aims to inform research, share insights, and promote better informed public policy and debate about how we understand the nature of responsive regulation of the ‘body corporate’ in the early decades of the 21st century.

We look forward to welcoming you to the launch, and to your continued involvement in the seminar series throughout 2023.

About the speaker 

Professor Rod Sims AO 
Crawford School of Public Police, Australian National University

Rod Sims AO is a Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, Canberra, and Chair of the Competition Research Policy Network at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, Paris.  He is also Chair of Opera Australia. From 2011-March 2022 he was Chair of The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Prior to that he had a range of senior corporate and public sector positions.  From 1988-1990 he was the Principal Economic Adviser to Australia’s Prime Minister Bob Hawke.


New Law Building (F10), Law Lounge, Level 1, University of Sydney (Camperdown Campus)