Revolving Doors

James Shipton

James Shipton

ASIC | Financial Services | Revolving Doors

James Shipton, the former chair of ASIC and Australia’s top corporate regulator previously held an executive position within Goldman Sachs during the world’s biggest financial scandal. While being cleared for misconduct, Shipton stood down from his role as chair after an investigation revealed ASIC paid more than $118,000 for him to receive personal tax advice.

Current Positions


Previous Positions

Chair, ASIC, (February 2018–May 2021)

Harvard University, Executive Director Program on International Financial System, Harvard Law School,  Sep 2016 – Jan 2018

Securities and Futures Commission, Executive Director & Commission Member,  Jun 2013 – Jun 2016

Goldman Sachs, Managing Director& Head Of Government Affairs (APAC),  Jan 2008 – Jun 2013

Revolving Door

James Shipton has come under scrutiny for his tenure as a managing director with Goldman Sachs Hong Kong as it became embroiled in the world’s biggest financial scandal – the disappearance of billions of dollars from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

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