Rod Sims is Professor in the practice of public policy and antitrust, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He is also Chair of the CEPR Competition Policy Research Policy Network.
He has extensive public policy and private sector experience. Early in his career he worked in many developing countries all over the world advising on economic policy and contract negotiation and taxation of resource projects. He has worked in the Australian Public Service including as Deputy Secretary in the Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet and also Transport and Communications. From 1988-1990 Rod was the Principal Economic Advisor to Prime Minister Bob Hawke. Rod Sims also spent over 15 years advising companies on all aspects of commercial corporate strategy. He has served on many company boards including in Singapore and London. Rod was on the National Competition Council, was Chair of the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal, and, in March 2022, completed nearly 11 years as Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Rod Sims has written and spoken extensively on general economic issues, including competition, infrastructure, energy and environment issues. He has also recently written numerous articles on competition and consumer policy and law.