Graeme Samuel is a distinguished Australian, most notable for his membership of the National Competition Council from 1995 and Presidency of the Council from 1997-2003, followed by his appointment to the position of Chairman of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission in 2003 and subsequent appointment as Associate Member of the Australian Communications & Media Authority in 2007, both of which positions he held until July 2011.
Mr Samuel is a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow in the Monash Business School at Monash University with specialist expertise in competition and consumer policy and regulation, communications and media, corporate governance, strategic planning and change management, public policy and dealings with government and regulators. Mr Samuel is currently Chairman of the Victorian Taxi Services Commission, National President of Alzheimer's Australia, a Commissioner of the Australian Rugby League Commission, Co-director of the Monash Business Policy Forum, a member of the Council of the Australian National University and Chair of the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network. He recently chaired the Panel established by the Federal Government to review Australia's independent Medical Research Institutes.
He is a past President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a past Chairman of Playbox Theatre Company and Opera Australia, a former Trustee of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust and former Chairman of the Inner & Eastern Health Care Network. In 1998 he was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia and in 2010 was elevated to a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia - for eminent service to public administration through contributions in the area of economic reform and competition law, and to the community through leadership roles with sporting and cultural organisations.
Companion in the Order of Australia