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Professor in the practice of public policy and antitrust, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Rod Sims is Chair of the Superpower Institute. He was Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission between 2011 and 2022, making him the longest-serving Chair of the ACCC.

Rod’s career has covered a wide variety of organisations across the private and public sectors, including Chair of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW, Commissioner with the National Competition Council, Director of Port Jackson Partners Limited, and Chair of the NSW State Rail Authority. Rod was previously Deputy Secretary in the Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Transport and Communications.

Between 1988 and 1990 Rod was Principal Economic Advisor to Australia’s Prime Minister, Bob Hawke.

Rod was awarded the Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia in 2022 for his service to public administration in economic policy and regulatory roles.


  • –present
    Professor in the practice of public policy and antitrust, Australian National University


  • 1973 
    ANU, Master of Economics


Officer to the Order of Australia (AO)