3 July 2019

Appointment to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The Coalition Government is pleased to announce Mr Stephen Ridgeway has been appointed as a Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for a five-year period from June 2019.

Mr Ridgeway brings over 30 years' experience in competition and consumer law to the role. Previously, he was a partner with King & Wood Mallesons and Blake Dawson Waldron. 

He was the National Chairman of the Competition and Consumer Commission of the Law Council of Australia in 2011 and 2012. More recently, Mr Ridgeway was an Executive Member of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Hons). 

Mr Ridgeway's appointment will further strengthen the ACCC's capacity to promote competition and fair trade in markets for the benefit of consumers, businesses and the community. 

The Government also wishes to thank Mr Roger Featherston for his significant contribution to the ACCC over the last five years.