Chief Legal Officer, AFSA
Mr Burney has been AFSA’s Chief Legal Officer and Managing Director of Policy and Strategy since April 2021. His experience, over two decades, spans disputes, corporate and regulatory law in Australia and the Middle East across all facets of corporate and financial services transactions and regulation. He has led major strategic and legislative projects and several high-profile financial markets enforcement and takeover matters in his career.
Mr Burney holds postgraduate degrees in law and management from the University of Queensland, the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford (distinction). He is a regular speaker at public and regulatory forums and lectures in corporate governance and financial regulation.
Mr Burney is an experienced governance professional and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
He is also a Centre for Effective Dispute (CEDR) accredited mediator.