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Tom Stannard imageLecturer in Finance

Tel +64 3 479 8731
Office OBS 5.28

Tom Stannard joined the Department of Accountancy and Finance as a Lecturer in Finance in 2023. He is a member of the department's postgraduate committee.

Prior to joining the department, Tom worked in finance and economics consulting and was part of the economics department of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Tom also has experience lecturing at the undergraduate level.

Research interests

  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Real options analysis


  • FINC 206 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance


Stannard, T., Steven, G., & McDonald, C. (2020). Economic impacts of COVID-19 containment measures [Reserve Bank of New Zealand Analytical Note Series AN2020/4]. (pp. 1-13). Wellington, New Zealand: Reserve Bank of New Zealand. [Technical/Scientific Report].

Guthrie, G., & Stannard, T. (2020). Easy money? Managerial power and the option backdating game revisited. Journal of Banking & Finance, 118, 105887. doi: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2020.105887

Stannard, T. (2019). Fire or keep? Leave or stay? The other side of CEO retention decisions. Proceedings of the 60th Annual Conference of the New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE). Retrieved from

Stannard, T. C. (2019). CEO turnover: Governance, games and real options (PhD). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. doi: 10.26686/wgtn.17138885.v1

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