AFAANZ Board 2023-2024

Nives Botica Redmayne
Director - SIGs/Education & Member Services

Nives’ doctoral research was an investigation into the effects of political risk and corporate governance on audit effort in the production of audit services in the NZ public sector.  Her main area of research and expertise is assurance, in particular the economics and production of assurance services.  

Nives teaches undergraduate, postgraduate students and supervises doctoral students in advanced auditing and advanced financial accounting; and is a member of a several academic journals editorial boards.

Nives is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and she was the CAANZ President in 2021. She is also a member of the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board and a member of the New Zealand Financial Market Authority Audit Oversight Committee. She is the Executive Board member of the Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research (CIGAR) Network. Nives is a longstanding member of AFAANZ, the Executive Committee Member of AFAANZ AASIG as well as she is the Vice-Chair of that SIG.  

Nives was elected to the AFAANZ Board in 2022.

Lily Chen
Director - Technical Committee

Lily Chen is an Associate Professor in Accounting. She joined ANU in July 2023 and previously worked at the University of Auckland Business School where she obtained her PhD. Lily’s research interests are in the areas of financial reporting and disclosure, financial analysts, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, integrated reporting, and machine learning. Her research has been published in international journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting and Finance, Journal of International Accounting Research, and Meditari Accountancy Research. Her work has been widely cited by regulatory bodies, major accounting firms, and professional bodies in their publications, and has received several manuscript awards and conference best paper awards. Lily is an editor for Pacific Accounting Review and serves on the editorial board for Accounting and Finance, and Meditari Accountancy Research. 

Nives was elected to the AFAANZ Board in 2023.

Nicola Beatson
President (New Zealand)


Dr Nicola Beatson is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago in the department of Accountancy and Finance and is a passionate teacher and researcher.  Since 2015, she has been on the organising committee for the AFAANZ Accounting Education SIG, and has huge amounts of energy and passion to dedicate to the AFAANZ board. For the last two years she has served on the technical committee (education streams) for the annual conference. She is an associate editor for Accounting Education and is on the editorial review board for Journal of Accounting Education.

Nicola was elected to the AFAANZ Board in 2020 and is President (New Zealand).


David Bond
Director - Technical Committee 

Dr David Bond

Dr David Bond is the Director of Online Programs at the AGSM. He has published in journals including British Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Accounting & Finance, and is currently Associate Editor on Accounting Education.

In addition to being on the board of AFAANZ, he also sits on the boards of Women Sport Australia and Sydney Rugby Union, and is Chair of Academic Board of The Tax Institute Higher Education. He has previously held the position of Academic Fellow at the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation in London.

David was elected to the AFAANZ Board in 2017.


Sumit Lodhia
Director - Doctoral Symposium

Professor Sumit Lodhia is a Director of the Centre for Sustainability Governance, University of South Australia, where he leads research focused on sustainability accounting, reporting, and governance.  Sumit was presented with the annual Australasian - Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Hall of Fame Award for 2017.  The award is given to researchers who show leadership and a sustained contribution to research on sustainability accounting and reporting. 

Sumit was elected to the AFAANZ Board in 2018.

Craig Deegan
Director - SIGs/Education & Member Services

Craig is Professor of Accounting within the College of Business and Economics. His research interests are in the area of social and environmental accountability and accounting, financial accounting, and financial accounting theory, and he is one of the most highly cited accounting researchers internationally. He is also the author of three leading textbooks, namely Financial Accounting (Mc Graw Hill, 9th edition 2020), An Introduction to Accounting: Accountability in Organisations and Society (Cengage, 2nd edition, 2023), and Financial Accounting Theory (Cengage, 5th edition, 2023). He has also been the senior supervisor of over 25 PhD completions.

Craig was elected to the AFAANZ Board in 2023.

Michaela Rankin
Director - Doctoral Symposium

Professor Michaela Rankin is Deputy Dean (International) at Monash Business School. In this role she is responsible for the strategic international engagement of the School; and has recently led the School to successful reaccreditation by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Joining Monash in 2007, Michaela is a highly regarded educator, with her passion and commitment to the student learning experience being formally recognised through numerous awards. Her research focuses on corporate governance, financial reporting, executive compensation and sustainability, and integrated reporting, with her work being published widely across a range of international journals. Michaela is a member of the editorial boards of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, and Meditari Accountancy Research. She contributes to the accounting community, most recently as a member of CPA Australia’s Environment, Society and Governance Centre of Excellence; and to AFAANZ as a past member of the AFAANZ Technical Committee as Chair of the governance stream from 2012-2015.

Michaela was elected to the AFAANZ Board in 2021.


Yaowen Shan

Yaowen Shan is a Professor in the Discipline of Accounting at the University of Technology, Sydney. His research focuses on the intersection of accounting and financial economics. In particularly, he examines the role of accounting and non-accounting information in capital markets and corporate governance, accounting choices and earnings manipulations, and executive compensations. His work has been accepted for publication at Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Abacus, Accounting and Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Australian Journal of Management, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, and Australian Accounting Review. Yaowen has won two Best Paper Awards at leading international accounting and finance conferences and several competitive research grants such as CIFR and AFAANZ research grants.

Yaowen was elected to the AFAANZ Board in 2019.


Marvin Wee
President (Australia)

Professor Marvin Wee joined the Research School of Accounting in the ANU College of Business and Economics as an Associate Professor in June 2017. Prior to this, Marvin was at the University of Western Australia Business School. Marvin completed his PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2006 on the trading by retail traders and their impact on the Australian Stock Exchange. Between 2007 and 2009, Marvin worked at Bank of Scotland Treasury (Perth Branch) as an Interest Rate and Foreign Exchange Sales Dealer. Marvin returned to academia in 2009 to pursue his research interests. Marvin has taught courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels based upon his area of expertise. These courses are in the area of research methods in accounting and finance, corporate finance, investments and financial market microstructure.

Marvin was elected to the AFAANZ Board in 2017.

Gary Monroe
Editor-in-Chief, Accounting & Finance  

Professor Gary Monroe

Professor Gary Monroe is an internationally renowned researcher in auditing with an emphasis on audit judgment and the economics of auditing. His main research area of interest is auditing, but he also conducts research in banking and finance, financial accounting, business ethics and management accounting. With respect to research methods, Gary has published papers using archival, experimental, survey and qualitative research methods.

Gary is Editor-in-Chief of Accounting & Finance since 2021.