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David R. Gallagher

Managing Director, Financial Economist, Professor of Finance, The University of Queensland

David R. Gallagher is the Managing Director of an investment research and data analytics firm, Co-Lead of the Super CRC bid at the RoZetta Institute Limited, and Professor of Finance at Bond University.

He is a former Chief Executive Officer of the $41 Million Centre of Excellence in International Finance and Regulation (CIFR). CIFR operated from 2011-2016 and was funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia, the New South Wales Government, and a consortium of six universities. The Centre also worked closely with Australia's cornerstone financial regulators.

Dr Gallagher's other prior academic roles included professorial appointments at UNSW Business School, UTS, Macquarie University's Graduate School of Management (MGSM), The University of Queensland, and a visiting appointment at The University of Texas at Austin, in the United States.

In 2002 Dr Gallagher graduated from The University of Sydney with a Ph.D. in Financial Economics, and prior to this had a professional career as a Financial Analyst at Towers Perrin Inc., an actuarial and investment consulting firm (now known as Willis Towers Watson).

His research interests and expertise are in the fields of investment management, institutional investors, financial regulation, superannuation and capital markets.

He has published several opinion pieces in a variety of financial media and has appeared on television and radio as a commentator. He has consulted widely to industry and Government, and has served as an expert witness on legal matters.


  • 2019–present
    Research Director, RoZetta Institute Limited
  • 2023–present
    Professor, Bond University
  • 2018–2018
    Chair professor, The University of Queensland
  • 2011–2017
    Professor, Macquarie Graduate School of Managment
  • 2013–2016
    Professor, UNSW
  • 2013–2016
    Chief executive officer, Centre for International Finance and Regulation
  • 2009–2011
    Professor, University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2008–2009
    Visiting Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2004–2009
    Associate Professor, UNSW
  • 2002–2004
    Senior Lecturer, UNSW


  • 2002 
    The University of Sydney, PhD (Financial Economics)

Professional Memberships

  • Banking and Finance Oath (Signatory # 0002818)

Research Areas

  • Banking, Finance And Investment (1502)