James Shipton (2019 Annual)

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

James Shipton commenced as ASIC Chair on 1 February 2018.

James has more than 20 years experience in regulation, financial markets, the law and academia – internationally and in Australia.

Most recently, he was the Executive Director of Harvard Law School’s Program on International Financial Systems. Prior to that, James led the Intermediaries (Supervision & Licensing) Division of Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong.

Before the SFC, James spent almost a decade at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong managing government and regulatory affairs for the Asia Pacific and the Prime Brokerage business.

James began his career as a funds and securities lawyer at law firms Linklaters and Blake Dawson Waldron.

James has previously served on the boards of the Alternative Investment Management Association’s Hong Kong & China Chapter, the Asian Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and the Hong Kong Treasury Markets Association.