Program speakers


Michael Ryland

Michael Ryland is the founding director of the Centre for Social Finance Law, a law firm focussed exclusively on social investment, social enterprise and socially responsible business.

The Centre provides legal advice to participants and stakeholders in social impact projects and businesses, and is a legal research and law reform resource for the social impact sector.

Michael has over 35 years of broad ranging experience in corporate finance, investment funds and commercial law, including 20 years as a partner at global law firms Ashurst and Herbert Smith Freehills. He has worked in Australia, Japan and Indonesia, and has spent two years as a full time Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC).