Professor George Kailis
B Juris, LL.B (Hons), MBA
Professor

Email: george.kailis@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0960

Biography
George is Professor of Management and Law at the School of Business of the University of Notre Dame Australia. Special interests are held in the areas of the environment, fisheries management and law. George is also Executive Chair of the M.G. Kailis Group, one of Australia’s largest fishing and marine businesses.

Professor Kailis has had extensive industry, government and community experience at both a national and international level. George was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Global Leader for Tomorrow in 1998. He has served on various boards and in advisory roles including Yale University’s Center for Environmental Policy and Law and Australia’s CSIRO’s Wealth From Oceans project. Current positions include Director of the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council and Member of the Advisory Board of the Australian National Centre for Oceans and Resource Security. In 2017 he was an invited speaker at the Economist’s World Ocean Summit.
Teaching Areas
Strategy, International Business, Business Law
Research Expertise and Supervision
Strategy, Marine Resource Management, Law and Policy

 

Research and engagement

Journal Articles and Proceedings
  • IFQs: Harte, Michael et al, 'Individual Fishing Quotas and Responsible Fisheries Policy' (2009) 34(4) Fisheries 294 (Co-author)
  • Unanticipated Consequences: Kailis, George, 'Unintended Consequences: Rights to Fish and the Ownership of Wild Fish' (2013) 11 Macquarie Law Journal 99.
Conference Papers
  • Sustainably Managing Sustainable Management, Proceedings 2nd World Fisheries Conference 1996
  • Prawn Stock Enhancement Project (Co-investigator), Fisheries Research and Development Corporation 1999.
  • Ownership and Innovations, Proceedings IIFET 2000 (Oregon), International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade 2000.
  • Access Sharing Workshop (Rapporteur), Proceedings IIFET 2002 (Wellington). International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade 2002.
  • Integrated Fisheries Management and Allocation. Proceedings IIFET 2006 (Portsmouth). International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade 2006.
  • Fish for Food for the Future: The Great Crossover. ABARE 2010 Outlook Conference, 2010.
  • The Private Fishery - and Reality: the Case of the Sole Owner. Proceedings IIFET 2010 (Montpellier). International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (with Mervi Kangas and Errol Sporer).
  • All Rowing Together. Proceedings IIFET 2016 (Aberdeen). International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade.
  • Evaluating Performance - The Delphi Method. Proceedings IIFET 2016 (Aberdeen). International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade.