Rod Sims has been Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) from August 2011 to 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 (IPART), Commissioner on the National Competition Council, Chairman of InfraCo Asia, Director of Ingeus Limited, and a member of the Research and Policy Council of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. Rod was also a Director of Port Jackson 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. 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 the 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. Between 1988 and 1990 Rod was the Economic Advisor to Australia’s Prime Minister. Rod holds a first-class honours degree in commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Economics from the Australian National University. Rod is nomw Professor in the practice of public policy and antitrust at the Australian National University .
Australian Competition and Consumer CommissionThe ACCC’ initiative consists of a short presentation of the compliance program as well as a series of compliance program templates adapted to the size of the company. These templates help to provide an example of what the ACCC is likely to accept by way of compliance programs included in an administrative resolution or an enforcement action and to provide an indication of what the ACCC considers advisable in compliance programs implemented by companies voluntarily.