Rod Sims AO is a Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, Canberra; Chair of The Superpower Institute, a non-profit organisation focussed on Australia benefitting from the world’s transition to net zero emissions; Chair of Opera Australia, Australia’s largest performing arts company; Chair of the Competition Research Policy Network at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, Paris; and Chair of Australia’s National Data Advisory Committee. He is also an Expert Adviser to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority on digital platform issues, and an Expert Adviser to the Democratic Resilience Task Force in the Department of Home Affairs.
From 2011-March 2022 he was Chair of The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Prior to that he had a range of senior corporate positions, including on Boards based in Australia, the UK and Singapore, and advising many major Australian companies on corporate strategy issues. He has also worked in the Australian Public Service including as the Deputy Secretary in charge of all domestic policy in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, one of three positions working to the Head of that Department.
From 1988-1990 he was the Principal Economic Adviser to Australia’s Prime Minister Bob Hawke.
- International antitrust
- The digital economy
- Market structure and competition
- Role of government
- Media and journalism
- Governance and policy formulation