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About

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Aron Ping D’Souza is Executive Chairman of Good Super and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Moldova for Australia. He is the editor of the Journal Jurisprudence and author of several books. He was educated at the University of Oxford and holds a Ph.D. in intellectual property law from the University of Melbourne. Until 2014, he was a partner at Untitled Australia, a property development firm.

Dr D’Souza dedicates much of his time to his philanthropic activities, particularly as Australian Co-Chair of the Nexus Youth Summit. He is a regular commentator on public affairs and is a strong advocate for building a stronger and more generous Australia.

Work

 

In 2013, Aron D'Souza was appointed Executive Chairman of Good Super, Australia's first social impact superannuation fund.

Until 2014, Aron D'Souza was a partner at Untitled Australia, a property development firm. Untitled's latest project is Stawell Chambers, pictured above, a landmark building in Melbourne's legal prescient. Built in 1887 and pictured above, Stawell today houses offices, the chambers of 20 barristers and Patricia Coffee.

Dr D'Souza is also an independent strategy consultant, particularly in relation to technology companies, intellectual property and research commercialisation. A key focus of his consulting work involves computer software patents, particularly for technology startups.

Since 2012, he has also been the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Moldova in Australia. Prior to his work in the private sector, Aron taught in the political science and economics programs at the University of Melbourne from 2007 to 2010 and, prior to that, in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University.

Philanthropy

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Aron is the Australian co-chair of Nexus, a movement of young philanthropists and impact investors that held its first event in Sydney in October, 2013, at Government House and the Ivy. The summit was covered in major media outlet, including The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.

This was the first event in Australia of the Nexus Global Youth Summit, which is held annually in New York in conjunction with the United Nations. As stated by Forbes Magazine, the summit “brought together hundreds of participants, including young wealth-holders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists from around the world for a conference dedicated to transforming the narrative of wealth away from materialism to social responsibility.”

Last year, Nexus New York hosted more than 550 representatives with a total net worth exceeding US$100 billion. Nexus Australia is jointly conveyed by Search for Common Ground and the Foundation for Young Australians.

Additionally, Dr D’Souza supports higher education and has a desire to create opportunities for young Australians to access the highest quality education in the world. Since 2012, he has supported a prize for the best performance in the Second BA in Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford.

The inaugural winner of the D’Souza Prize was William Gohl, a Rhodes Scholar at Keble College. The 2013 prize was won by Bibek Mukherjee of Jesus College, who also won the Wronker Prize for Jurisprudence. The 2015 prize was awarded to Phoenix Kushner of University College and in 2016 to Joel Semakula of Mansfield College.

Aron is a member of the Henley Club, upon whose advisory board he currently sits.

Dr Aron Ping D'Souza

Journals

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Aron D'Souza is editor of the Journal Jurisprudence, a quarterly publication on legal philosophy. The Rt. Hon. Malcolm Fraser, former Prime Minister of Australia, commented in a forward to a recent edition: “The Journal Jurisprudence has a high reputation as an effective and authoritative law journal.”

The journal is published four times annual to coincide with the four terms of the legal year. Every year, a guest editor curates a special edition. Professor Thomas Boudreau of Salisbury University edited the most recent special edition on international law after World War 2. For our 2013 special edition, The Journal Jurisprudence is pleased to have Stephen Keim, SC, a barrister at the Queensland Bar as a guest editor on the theme of “The Influence of International Human Rights Law: Looking Back and Looking Forward”. He has been awarded the Human Rights Medal and was named (with solicitor, Peter Russo) as one of the joint The Weekend Australian's Australians of the Year for 2007.

Dr D'Souza was also associate editor of The Journal of Applied Economy.

Education

Monash University

Bachelor of Arts
(Sociology, Political Science and Visual Culture)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
(Visual Culture)

University of Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy
School of Political Science and Faculty of Law

 

University of Oxford

Bachelor of Arts
(Final Honours School of Jurisprudence)