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New South Wales

Sydney: Special Cocktail Hour and Fireside Chat with Mr. Rod Sims, Chairman of the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

09 August 2018

Event Details
Topic: Observations about the competition policy framework relevant to Chinese investment in Australia
Date: Thursday, 9 August 2018 
Time: 5:30pm arrival, 6:00pm start - 8:00pm
Event Status: Members and non-members
Venue: MinterEllison, Level 40, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Format: Informal Cocktail Event
Price*: Member $44, Non-member $88
Guest Speaker: Mr. Rod Sims, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

*Excluding GST and processing fees

Event Overview

ACBC NSW is delighted to host Mr. Rod Sims, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for a cocktail reception to hear his observations about the competition policy framework relevant to Chinese investment in Australia. The event will also include the Secretary in conversation with ACBC NSW President Dr. Craig Emerson (former Australian Trade Minister), followed by Q&A with audience. The event will be followed by an informal networking session. 

Speaker Bio

Mr. Rod Sims, Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

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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