Rod Sims

ANU College Law (Canberra)

Rod Sims has been Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) from August 2011 to July 2022, making him the longest serving Chair of the ACCC. 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 (IPART), Commissioner on the National Competition Council, Chairman of InfraCo Asia, Director of Ingeus Limited, and a member of the Research and Policy Council of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. Rod was also a Director of Port Jackson 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 Chair 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 the 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. Between 1988 and 1990 Rod was the Economic Advisor to Australia’s Prime Minister. Rod holds a first-class honours degree in commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Economics from the Australian National University. Rod is nomw Professor in the practice of public policy and antitrust at the Australian National University .


Antitrust in Asia #2 - Institutional Design: Should Competition Law be Enforced by Sectoral Regulators?
Rod Sims 14 September 2021 Webinar


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Rod Sims Competition and the pandemic


Extraordinary times sometimes require extraordinary responses. The authorisation provisions in Australia’s competition law have enabled the ACCC to react quickly and flexibly to this dreadful pandemic and allow some competitors to cooperate temporarily to address more effectively the economic (...)

Stephane Retterer, Jacques Merot, Rod Sims, Aurélie Zoude-Le-Berre, Deborah Healey, Tehono Marchal, Robin Simpson, Antonino Troianiello, Hervé Raimana Lallemant-Moe Antitrust regimes in the Pacific region


This On-Topic considers the competition regimes of the Pacific jurisdictions of Australia, French Polynesia and New Caledonia in the context of their respective market conditions. It seeks to determine whether there is uniformity in approach in the region, but finds that each jurisdiction has (...)


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