Brendan O’Connell

PhD (Monash), CPA, CMA, ASIA

Brendan has extensive teaching and research experience in leading Australian and United States universities including RMIT University, Monash University, and the University of Richmond in Virginia. His research focuses on corporate scandals, corporate collapse and business ethics, and has written case studies on Enron, HIH Insurance, and James Hardie.

Brendan authored the module on corporate governance for the foundation segment of the Australian CPA program; ‘Ethics and Governance in a Global Environment’. He has also published numerous papers in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Abacus, and Critical Perspectives on Accounting.

Prior to working in academia, Brendan worked in the investment banking industry with Bankers Trust Australia, as a financial analyst with ANZ Banking Group, and in corporate recovery with Pannell Kerr Forster. He is a current member of the Victorian Divisional Council and Victorian Division Executive Committee of CPA Australia.