Associate Professor Keturah Whitford


Research School of Accounting

Reader, Board member Australian Science Innovations Inc
Phone number
+61 2 612 54726
Room 2031, PAP Moran Bld (21)
Research areas

Business law; Company law; Banking law.


Keturah Whitford is an Associate Professor and Reader in Business Law, and the Dean of Staff at ANU. Her research interests are in business law and company law. Keturah has published in areas of company and insolvency law, banking law and business law including as an author of the leading business law text Understanding Business Law. Her work has appeared in leading academic journals including Journal of Banking and Finance - Law and Practice. Keturah contributes analysis to banking and finance law practitioners, including in her work examining the regulation of retail margin lending in Australia. Keturah is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in South Australia, The Australian Capital Territory and the High Court of Australia.\

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Dean of Staff at ANU 

Keturah has many years experience as a legal practitioner, initially in private practice in Adelaide and later working for The State Bank of South Australia, Street Thompson Holdings Ltd (a listed public company) and the Australian Association of Permanent Building Societies in Canberra.

Prior to her appointment at the ANU Keturah was the Head of the School of Law at the University of Canberra. Keturah holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws and a Diploma of Education all from the University of Adelaide.


BUSN1101 Introduction to Commercial Law

BUSN2101 Law of Business Entities