As the Insolvency Law Journal celebrates its 25th year, we mark some recent changes in the leadership of the journal. Dr Colin Anderson stepped down as General Editor of the journal at the beginning of 2017 after more than 10 years at its helm. In his place, we welcome the new co-General Editors Professor Rosalind Mason and Dr David Morrison, whose connections to the journal go back several years.
When Dr Anderson started his role as General Editor for the journal in 2004 he initially shared the role with Professor Mason, subsequently becoming the sole editor from the end of 2006. Throughout his tenure, Dr Anderson established the journal as a major refereed forum for discussion of personal and corporate insolvency. To achieve this, he has set high standards in selecting the best reviewers to assist authors to improve their work and in the process maintain the quality of the journal. One need only to peruse the table of contents of each published issue of the journal under his time as editor, to reflect on the wide diversity of topics featured.
With Bachelors’ degrees and a Doctoral degree from the University of Queensland (UQ) and a Masters degree in law from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Dr Anderson’s main research expertise and interests lie in the area of corporate insolvency law, in particular, in the area of corporate rescue of insolvent corporations. He has a specific interest in economics and law approaches to evaluating insolvency law regimes. He has authored a number of articles and presented papers at national and international conferences in the area of insolvency and related topics. Dr Anderson is also the co-author of Crutchfield’s Voluntary Administration. In 2013, he was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law at Nottingham Law School (UK). Currently, Dr Anderson is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Queensland University of Technology.
Dr Anderson has done a wonderful job in maintaining the vitality of the journal across print and digital. For this Thomson Reuters is grateful for the enormous time and effort he has invested in the journal. After more than a decade of close involvement with the journal, he will be sorely missed but Dr Anderson will continue to work with Thomson Reuters across other projects.
With Dr Anderson passing the baton to Professor Rosalind Mason and Dr David Morrison, Thomson Reuters is very fortunate to have two talented and dedicated professors to oversee the direction of the journal. Professor Mason will once again assume the position of co-General Editor of the Journal, a role she previously held from 1997 to 2006 (although she has remained a member of its Editorial Board during the intervening period).
Professor Rosalind Mason has specialised in cross-border insolvency law. In 2006 she was invited by Treasury to be a member of the Insolvency Law Advisory Group on changes to Australia’s Corporate Insolvency Laws, which included domestic adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-border Insolvency. Professor Mason is Chair of the Academics’ Group of INSOL International. From April 2007 to July 2014, Professor Mason was Head of the QUT School of Law.
Dr David Morrison is an interdisciplinary researcher whose primary academic interests are in revenue law and insolvency law. He is the recipient of three ARC research grants, a UQ Vice-Chancellors Research Excellence award and has held a further 30 grants. He has published 10 books, over 110 papers and delivered more than 70 presentations and makes regular submissions on matters of national importance around insolvency and bankruptcy. Dr Morrison is co-author of Crutchfield’s Voluntary Administration and currently holds the position of Reader-in-Law at The University of Queensland’s TC Beirne School of Law. Aside from being the co-General Editor of the Journal, Dr David Morrison is concurrently its Recent Developments section editor, a position he has held since 2006.