Greg Tucker is the Chair of Claims Funding Australia. He is based in the organisation’s head office in Melbourne. Greg is an Australian Institute of Company Directors Fellow and holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Laws degrees from Monash University.
Greg had a long career with CFA parent company Maurice Blackburn, stepping down after being its CEO for 12 years to take on the role of CFA Chair in 2017. He brings academic research, knowledge of financial markets as well as a passion for the law to leading CFA. Greg’s understanding of how the legal side works ensures CFA is ideally placed to make sound decisions regarding the cases it funds.
Greg started his legal career in commercial law at Darvall McCutcheon and worked at Maurice Blackburn & Co as a consultant in the late 1980s. While he was Professor and Head of the Banking and Finance Department at Monash University, Greg took a sabbatical to work as a research consultant at the OECD in Paris for two years, producing official reports on privacy, information security, and electronic commerce. He is also the author of several books and many academic journal articles.
Greg has also worked in the financial services sector as a senior bank analyst for ANZ McCaughans and then as CEO of the listed stockbrokers and financial planners’ Noall Group. He has also been a director of Mornington Peninsula Hospital and a geo-spatial science company.
Greg was appointed as the first non-executive director of Maurice Blackburn in 2004 – the role he relinquished to lead CFA in 2017. Access to justice was central to Greg’s leadership of Maurice Blackburn, with the firm becoming Australia’s pre-eminent social justice law firm. Greg’s aim is for CFA to find its place in the Australian legal landscape as the pre-eminent litigation claims funder for liquidators and companies from SMEs and start-ups to ASX-listed companies.