Rod Sims: Companies Behaving Badly?


From: Friday July 13, 2018, 6:00 pm

To: Friday July 13, 2018, 7:00 pm

2018 Giblin Lecture

presented by

Rod Sims

Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

In this address, titled "Companies Behaving Badly?", Rod will discuss the various ways that companies engage in misconduct from an ACCC point of view; why this may be happening, and what can be done about it from the perspective of Australia’s national competition and consumer law regulator.

The lecture will be held on the evening of 13th July at the Law School Lecture Theatre, University of Tasmania from 6:00 (refreshments from 5:30).


About 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. 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.

About the Giblin Lecture

The Giblin Lecture is a partnership between the University of Tasmania and the Economics Society of Australia – Tasmania Branch. It is named for the eminent Australian economist, Lyndhurst Falkiner Giblin, who was born and died in Hobart.

Giblin and colleagues were pivotal in the shaping of economic thought and policymaking in Australia, and helped to bridge the gap between academic economics and public policy in Australia. The annual Giblin lecture is presented in this tradition.

Presented in partnership with the University of Tasmania.


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Law School Lecture Theatre

Sandy Bay Campus, Sandy Bay TAS 7005

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