Clinton Free is a Professor and Academic Director, Executive Education at the University of Sydney Business School. He is the Program Director for the Global Executive MBA.
Clinton holds Commerce and Law degrees from UNSW and a doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has served on faculties and taught MBA courses at Oxford University (UK), Queen's School of Business (Canada), Cornell University (USA) as well as UNSW Sydney. Clinton was formerly the Academic Director and Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation.
Professor Free teaches and researches in the areas of management accounting, fraud and corporate governance. He is currently investigating a range of issues including risk management, white collar crime within organizations and monitoring by Boards of Directors. He has received a large number of competitive research grants including an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship, an ARC Linkage Grant and a major grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada.
Professor Free has published very widely in leading international academic journals and presented at, as well as organized, a variety of international conferences. He sits on several editorial boards of several leading journals includingAccounting, Organizations & Society, Contemporary Accounting ResearchandManagement Accounting Research.
Professor Free has consulted to a variety of organisations in both the private and public sectors and has been involved with executive education for over a decade. His clients include Accenture, Merck Sonoma, Goldcorp, Red Cross, BMW, Canada Post, Clarity Systems, 3M and Jacques Whitford. He has also won several teaching awards for teaching both undergraduate and post-graduate courses. Before entering academia, he worked as a solicitor and management consultant at some of Australia's largest professional service firms.