AFAANZ Board 2021-2022


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Tom Scott
President (New Zealand) 


Associate Professor Tom Scott teaches courses focused on financial accounting standards at the Auckland University of Technology.  His research focuses on examining the intended and unintended consequences of changes in accounting and auditing rules and the usefulness of accounting information.  Tom's research has received best paper awards and local media attention.  He currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Auditing and Pacific Accounting Review, and on the organizing committee of QARNs.  Tom also serves on the Australian Accounting Standards Board Disclosure Initiative Project Advisory Panel.

Tom was elected to the AFAANZ Board in 2018.



Andrew Jackson
President (Australia)

Associate Professor Andrew Jackson joined the University of New South Wales Business school in July 2005 and was appointed Senior Lecturer in July 2011. Andrew teaches postgraduate financial accounting. Prior to his appointment at UNSW, Andrew taught at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. His research interest examines how accounting information is used by capital market participants, including issues on earnings co-movements, corporate disclosure, stock return volatility, the timeliness of earnings and asset pricing models. His paper, 'Pierpont and the Capital Market' was awarded a joint share of the Abacus 2009 Manuscript Award. Andrew is the Undergraduate Honours coordinator in the School of Accounting.​

Andrew has been an AFAANZ Board Director since 2014, appointed Treasurer in 2017 and is President Elect (Australia).

Nicola Beatson
Director - Technical Committee 


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 Elect (New Zealand).


David Bond
Director - SIGs/Education & Member Services 

Dr David Bond joined the Accounting Discipline Group at University of Technology Sydney in 2003. During his time at UTS David has been involved in teaching financial reporting and introductory accounting at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is also currently a member of the Faculty Board in Business and the Faculty Board of Law and a committee member for the International Conference for e-Learning. From 2003 David was responsible for the operational aspects of the UTS Audit Markets Database. Since 2012 he has been a regular guest on 2SER. In 2013 he held the position of Academic Fellow at the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation in London. He has also undertaken consulting work for a number of organizations.

David was elected to the AFAANZ Board in 2017.


Sumit Lodhia
Director - Technical Committee

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.

Lisa McManus
Director - SIGs/Education & Member Services

Professor Lisa McManus is the Head of School (Accountancy), at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Prior to her current role at QUT, Lisa has held a variety of appointments as Head of School, Dean of Business School, Faculty Associate Dean of Research and Deputy Director of a successful research institute, across a number of small regional and large city-based Australian universities. Her current and past research interests are focused on the discipline areas of management accounting, accounting education, work-integrated-learning, public sector accounting and business ethics. For the last two years Lisa has served on the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts assessing Future Fellowships, Discovery and DECRA grant applications.

Lisa was elected to the AFAANZ Board in 2021.

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
Director - Doctoral Symposium

Associate 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.