Graeme Samuel is a corporate advisor with specialist expertise in competition and consumer policy and regulation, communications and media, corporate governance, strategic planning and change management, public policy and dealings with government and regulators.
Samuel is a vice chancellor’s professorial fellow in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University and co-director of the Monash Business Policy Forum. He is a member of the Council of the Australian National University and a member of CEDA’s Council of Economic Policy. He is also the chairman of the Victorian Taxi Services Commission. He is the chair of Alzheimer’s Australia Vic and vice president of the National Board of Alzheimer’s Australia. He is a member of the Australian Rugby League Commission. He has been appointed as the independent reviewer to advise the Victorian government on economic regulation, governance and the efficient operation of the Victorian urban water sector.
His professional career has spanned senior roles in law, investment banking and public service, covering sport, health, the arts, business and public policy in economic reform and regulation.
He was president of the National Competition Council (1997-2003), chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (2003-2011) and an associate member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (2007-2011).
In 1998 Mr Samuel was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia. In 2010 Mr Samuel was elevated to a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia – for eminent service to public administration through contributions in the area of economic reform and competition law, and to the community through leadership roles with sporting and cultural organisations.