Members' Biographies

Professor Kevin Davis AM

Kevin Davis has been Professor of Finance at The University of Melbourne since 1987. He is also the Research Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies, having been the Inaugural Director of its predecessor, the Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies, from 2005-2009, established as a joint venture of Melbourne, Monash and RMIT Universities and Finsia in 2005 with Victorian Government seed funding.

Current research interests include financial markets and instruments, financial institutions management, financial regulation, financial engineering, corporate finance and valuation. He has co-authored/edited sixteen books and has published numerous chapters in books and articles in academic journals including Journal of Regulatory Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Derivatives.

Kevin has extensive consulting and training experience and is a regular contributor to public debate on financial matters. In 2003 Kevin was appointed by the Federal Treasurer to prepare a report on “Financial System Guarantees”, assessing the case for introduction of deposit insurance.

He is a director of: SIRCA and SIRCA Technology (since 2006); Melbourne University Credit Union (since 1991) and the Financial Management Association of Australia (since 2003), and is co-chair of the Australia-New Zealand Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee.