We are pleased to welcome Mr Greg Tucker to the AURIN Management Board. Greg brings a wealth of expertise from his diverse career—spanning academia, the finance sector, and law, as the head of Australia’s leading social justice law firm.
A strategic thinker, change agent, and values-driven leader, Greg embodies the values of Australia’s urban and social research sectors, striving to increase equity and resilience in our communities.
Greg brings a depth of governance experience that will help to ensure AURIN’s strength and stability into the future. In 1996-1997 Greg served as a non-executive Director of Natural Resource Systems, a Victorian State Business Corporation that specialised in spatial information technologies of geographic information systems, remote sensing and mapping. Since 2019 Greg has mentored CEOs and senior executives alongside his board work. He currently holds positions on the boards of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Thompsons Solicitors LLP (London).
Academic research success
Greg began his working life as a junior lawyer at Darvall McCutcheon before spending thirteen years in academia. In 1990 he became a professor at Monash University in the faculty of Business and Commerce, where, in 1994, he became the head of the Banking and Finance Department. His work as an academic included undertaking research at the OECD in Paris between 1988 and 1994. He was also appointed to the Prime Minister’s National Information Services Council Legal Working Group in 1994 and was a member of the Victorian Government’s Data Protection Advisory Council in 1996.
Under his twelve years of leadership, Maurice Blackburn undertook landmark social justice cases—cases that fought for land rights, asylum seekers, and unpaid workers—the outcomes of which have positively shaped the rights of ordinary Australians. Greg grew Maurice Blackburn fourfold, organically, leading the culture, growth, and diversification of the firm.
With this extensive experience in both academia and governance, Greg is well placed to support AURIN’s ambitious mission to underpin the research that will improve the lives of every Australian. We look forward to working with him in this endeavour.