Prof. Susan Watson
Dean of Business School, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Professor Susan Watson is the Dean of the University of Auckland Business School, and she holds joint chairs in the Faculty of Law. Professor Watson researches and teaches primarily corporate law and corporate governance. Her research has been published widely in New Zealand and internationally; she has edited and co-authored treatises and textbooks, five edited collections and numerous articles and book chapters. Her work has been cited and discussed by other scholars in the field and by courts at all levels including the UK Supreme Court. From 2007 until 2014 Susan was joint editor of the New Zealand Business Law Quarterly, and is currently the New Zealand editor for the Journal of Business Law. In 2016 she won the Legal Research Foundation Sir Ian Barker Published Article Award. She is a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) the only New Zealander to be appointed to date. Professor Watson was elected president of the Society of Corporate Law Academics (SCoLa) at the beginning of 2020.