Coral is Associate Professor: Management at Auckland University of Technology and and holds a PhD in Corporate Governance from RMIT University, Melbourne. She is a professional member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, is Founder and Director of the Corporate Governance Centre in the University’s Faculty of Business and Law, and teaches corporate governance and responsibility in the MBA programme. She also teaches strategic management and technology and innovation management in the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate business degree programmes and supervises postgraduate students in their Masters and doctoral degree research.
Coral’s research focuses on board behaviour, the role of governance in stakeholder engagement, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, governance in small firms and urban governance, the outputs from which are published regularly in academic journals and presented at refereed conferences. She has co-edited two books: the Handbook on Emerging Issues in Corporate Governance (2010) and Doing Well by Being Good: (2016) (in the series Finance, Governance and Sustainability: Challenges to Theory and Practice), and has published chapters in edited books in this field. She is also a member on editorial boards of scholarly journals and has been a regular visiting professor and researcher at universities and business schools in France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
Coral has served as a director on, and chaired, the boards of a range of business-related and not-for-profit organisations and as a consultant to a number of governmental and commercial organisations.