Geof Stapledon

Vice President Governance , BHP Billiton

Geof Stapledon is Vice President Governance for global resources company BHP, based in London. He is also a director of ICGN, a global organisation whose investor members are responsible for $34 trillion of assets; and an Executive Committee member of GC100, the association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries working in FTSE 100 companies. Geof previously headed up Asia-Pacific research for ISS, having joined ISS when it acquired Proxy Australia, a governance research firm he co-founded. Prior to that Geof was a professor of corporate law and corporate governance at the University of Melbourne, and a lawyer specialising in corporate advisory and transactions. He has degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Adelaide, and a doctorate from the University of Oxford.