SCU Staff Directory
Mr Mark Wellard
BCom(UQ), LLB(UQ), GCAP(QUT), LLM(QUT)
Current Appointment: Associate Professor
Organisational Unit: Faculty of Business, Law and Arts
Telephone: (07) 5589 3053
Campus: Gold Coast
Mark is a published insolvency, corporate and commercial law academic with a national profile in academia and the profession. Before moving to the higher education sector, Mark practised as a senior insolvency lawyer with leading law firms in Australia and the UK (including as Senior Associate of King & Wood Mallesons). Mark is an active academic member and former Legal Director of ARITA, Australia's peak professional association for insolvency practitioners. Mark is a member of The Law Council of Australia's Insolvency & Restructuring Committee and sits as a Ministerial appointee on statutory committees (convened by AFSA under the Bankruptcy Act) to consider applications for registration as a bankruptcy trustee. Mark's professional experience and engagement inform his approach to teaching and research. Mark is passionate about readying law students for the demands of legal practice and publishing research that is practically relevant to the profession and other stakeholders in broader law reform debates.