Rod Sims

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 including Chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW, 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.

query:data – a national dialogue on innovation and fairness in the digital economy

Many benefits can arise from big data – improved public health, stronger fraud detection, improved efficiencies and processes, relevant advertising, and access to more suitable products. However, emerging issues such as lack of efficacy of privacy policies, an outdated approach to consent and  consumer profiling practices increase the risk of poor consumer outcomes. Read More

Tom Burton: tech titans v. media moguls

The ACCC inquiry into the impact of big tech platforms like Google and Facebook on the media will be an opportunity to frame a new competitive framework for the digital economy. It also promises to be a major battle between the media and tech sectors. Read More

New agriculture commissioner to sit within ACCC

The ACCC is getting a beefed up expansion of its role to address anti-competitive behaviour in agricultural markets, and it comes with extra resources for a new commissioner and field work as officials bring innovation to the farm. Read More