Advisory Board

The IGF is supported by an Advisory Board. 

Professor Fariborz Moshirian

Professor Fariborz Moshirian is the Director of the Institute of Global Finance (IGF) at the UNSW Business School, Sydney. The IGF does collaborative research on Systemic risk, financial innovation and global financial stability with NYU, UCLA and has done joint work with the Asian Development Bank, the IMF, the World Bank and a number of world-class research centres. Fariborz was the Bertil Danielsson Professor of Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. He is a consultant to the Asian Development Bank. He served as the Head of the School of Banking and Finance at UNSW for over four years. 

Fariborz has published a number of influential research works in leading international journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. These research works cover subjects such as global governance, global financial stability and prosperity, interconnectedness, world order, systemic risk and the financial and social challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century. 

He has been the editor of several publications on global financial, economic and social issues published by Elsevier. He has also been a co-editor of a number of  policy works with senior researchers from the World Bank, the IMF, the Bank for International Settlements, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Bank of England and the Reserve Bank of Australia including the following publications:  “Globalization and Financial Services in Emerging Countries”;  “Global Financial Crisis, Risk Analysis and Risk Management”; “Systemic Risk, Basel III, Governance and Financial Stability”  and “Systemic Risk: Liquidity Risk, Governance and Global Financial Stability”

Mrs Julie Coates
Partner, Global Platforms Leader, PwC, UK
Mr Yasser El-Ansary
CEO, Finsia

Yasser El-Ansary
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)

Yasser was appointed FINSIA Chief Executive & Managing Director in April 2022.

Previously, he was Chief Executive of Australian Investment Council from November 2013 to April 2022 where he was responsible for leading the strategic direction of the organisation’s work in representing the private capital investment industry in Australia.

Prior to joining Australian Investment Council, Yasser was the General Manager of Policy and Advocacy for Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

He has more than 20 years’ experience as a business adviser and public policy expert, through his previous roles with PwC, Rio Tinto, Frasers Property Australia, as well as the Department of Treasury in Canberra.

Yasser is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Australian National University and a Master of Taxation Law from University of New South Wales.

In April 2016, Yasser was appointed by the Federal Government to the Medical Research Future Fund Advisory Board where he advises on the strategy and priorities for medical health research funding from the $20B fund.

Dr Jonathan Kearns
Head of Financial Stability, Reserve Bank of Australia

Jonathan is Head of Financial Stability Department. He has previously been Head of Economic Analysis Department, Head of Economic Research Department and Deputy Head of Domestic Financial Markets Department. He has also worked at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel. His published research has mainly been in the fields of international finance and macroeconomics. Jonathan has a PhD from MIT and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the Australian National University.

Mr Anatoly Kirievsky
General Manager, Enterprise Compliance at Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)
Kim Lawry

Kim is a partner in KPMG Australia’s Financial Services practice. For more than 25 years, she has provided audit and assurance services to some of Australia’s most significant financial institutions. As an experienced partner, Kim combines her broad industry experience in banking and funds management with strong technical capabilities to deliver innovative outcomes for her clients. Kim has deep commercial, retail and central bank expertise. She is UNSW Alumni, a Chartered Accountant, an APRA-accredited bank auditor and an ASIC registered company auditor. Kim also serves on KPMG Australia’s Board.

Throughout her career, Kim has benefited from diverse experiences. She considers her 5 year secondment to Switzerland as a formative part of her career. “I was supporting one of the world’s largest banks through significant market disruption during the GFC. I learned so much in a concentrated period about financial markets, risk management, capital and liquidity – but more importantly, I learned how critical it is to be connected with our clients, working side-by-side as one team as they navigate change.”

Kim’s passion for connectivity and teamwork is evident in how she leads her own teams and people. She champions diversity by mentoring and sponsoring females and culturally diverse future leaders.

Dr Michael McCorry
Managing Director and CIO, BlackRock, Australia