Jackie Bettington – Researcher, Queensland University of Technology
Jackie Bettington is a researcher and sessional lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology. Her research interests are corporate governance, business ethics and boards of directors.
In 2015 Jackie completed a Research Masters in which she developed a director financial literacy competency framework for directors serving boards in Australia, including the governing bodies of nonprofit organisations.
She is now mid-way through a PhD on director financial literacy. More specifically Jackie is investigating the relationship between financially literate directors, board dynamics and the financial monitoring performance of individual directors and boards. Her purpose is to establish the extent to which individual directors in Australia are financially literate and whether being financially literate actually makes a difference in boardroom.
Over the past 20 years Jackie has served as a director and chair on a number of nonprofit boards including boards of professional associations, heritage organisations and providers of residential care and support to children and young people. She also has extensive professional experience in information governance law, policy and practice in the public, nonprofit and commercial sectors.