ACCC's Enforcement and Compliance Policy update 2018

ACCC's enforcement and compliance policy update 2018

Feb 20
CEDA welcomes ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, to deliver the annual Enforcement and Compliance Policy update.


Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Event overview

Competition policy seeks to raise Australia’s productivity levels and living standards and meet economic challenges and opportunities we face now and into the future. 

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is at the forefront Australia’s national competition policy and strives to promote competition, innovation and fair trade in markets to benefit consumers, businesses and the community. 

CEDA is pleased to welcome back ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims to deliver his first public address for 2018. This annual event will examine:

  • A review of the ACCC’s activities in 2017;
  • The challenges facing the national competition and consumer regulator; and
  • The priorities for the ACCC in 2018.

Meet the speaker

Rod Sims
Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Rod Sims was appointed Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in August 2011 for a five year term and reappointed for a further three years in August 2016.

Rod has extensive business and public sector experience. Immediately prior to his appointment to the ACCC, he was the Chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of New South Wales, Commissioner on the National Competition Council, Chairman of InfraCo Asia, Director of Ingeus Limited, and member of the Research and Policy Council of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. Rod was also a Director of Port Jackson’s Partners Limited where he advised the CEOs and Boards of some of Australia’s top 50 companies on commercial corporate strategy over many years. Rod relinquished all of these roles on becoming Chairman of the ACCC.

Rod is also a past Chairman of the NSW Rail Infrastructure Corporation and the State Rail Authority and has been a Director of a number of private sector companies. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Rod worked as the Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet responsible for economic, infrastructure and social policy and the Cabinet Office. He also worked as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Transport and Communications.

Rod Sims holds a first class honours degree in Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Economics from the Australian National University.

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