Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

JOINED PORT JACKSON PARTNERS IN 1994


Rod joined Port Jackson Partners as a Director in 1994 and worked with the firm for 17 years. During his time at Port Jackson Partners Rod was also the Chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), Councillor of the National Competition Council, Chairman of InfraCo Asia Development (IAD), advisor to the Prime Minister's Multi-Party Climate Change Committee and a member of the Research and Policy Council of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. 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.

Prior to joining Port Jackson Partners, Rod worked abroad as a development economist for Papua New Guinea and the Commonwealth Secretariat. On his return to Australia he became the Chief Economics Advisor (1988-1990) to the then Prime minister, Bob Hawke.

Rod Sims was appointed Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in August 2011 for an initial five year term, reappointed for a further three years in August 2016, and reappointed again in September 2018 for an unprecedented further three years till July 2022, making him the longest serving Chair of the ACCC.

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 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 Chair of the ACCC.