Berna Collier is currently a Commissioner of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, to which she was appointed on 5 November 2001. Prior to this date she was Clayton Utz Professor of Commercial Law at Queensland University of Technology, where she continues to hold the Chair. Between 1997 and 2001 she was a consultant with Clayton Utz lawyers, and co-director of the Centre for Commercial and Property Law at QUT.
Professor Collier has written widely in relation to aspects of insolvency and commercial law and medico-legal practice. From 1999-2000, she chaired the Federal Government Taskforce on Industry Self-Regulation and in 2004 she was a member of the Federal Government Consumer and Financial Literacy Taskforce. Professor Collier was a director of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority from November 2001 until June 2003.