Geof Stapledon

United Kingdom
Job Title:
Vice President Governance

Geof Stapledon is Vice President Governance for BHP Billiton, based in London, and has been with the company since 2008. Geof previously headed up Asia-Pacific research for ISS / RiskMetrics, having joined ISS when it acquired Proxy Australia, a Melbourne-based governance research firm he co-founded. Before moving into the governance industry full-time, Geof was a professor of corporate law and corporate governance at the University of Melbourne, prior to which he worked as a lawyer specialising in corporate advisory and transactions. His book Institutional Shareholders and Corporate Governance was published by Oxford University Press in 1996. He has degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Adelaide, and a doctorate from the University of Oxford.