Part of the IAQ’s  Boardroom Breakfast Series, this event is limited to 20 places by invitation only. IAQ CEO, Steve Abson, will facilitate robust interaction with the Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Mr Rod Sims.

Mr. Rod Sims will provide an objective view about the merits, benefits and challenges of public asset divestment, citing recent experiences from around Australia.

In a ‘chatham house rules’ setting, IAQ invited participants will have an opportunity to discuss contemporary issues in a meaningful way with reciprocal benefit. This is an important opportunity to contribute to the infrastructure industry in Australia.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Rod Sims, Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

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.