Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales

JOINED PORT JACKSON PARTNERS IN 1991


Professor Hilmer founded Port Jackson Partners with Terrey Arcus in 1991 and has held a number of leadership roles in industry and academia, including heading McKinsey’s Australian practice, Chief Executive of Fairfax, Dean of the Australian Graduate School of Management and most recently President and Vice Chancellor of UNSW.

Professor Hilmer chaired the National Competition Policy Inquiry, which reported in 1993 and provided the framework and approach to competition policy in Australia, as well as in a number of other jurisdictions. Since that time, he has been an active writer and commentator on competition policy, strategy and management issues and is currently based at the AGSM.

Professor Hilmer holds a degree in law from the University of Sydney, an LLM from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of Finance where he was appointed a Joseph Wharton Fellow. Professor Hilmer was awarded an honorary degree (DSc) in 2014 from UNSW, prior to his retirement. In 1991 the Australian Institute of Management awarded him a special John Storey medal for distinguished contribution to the advancement of management thinking in Australia. Professor Hilmer was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1998 for his services to management education, competition policy and workplace reform.