17 December 2021

Gina Cass-Gottlieb appointed as Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chair

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce that Ms Gina Cass‑Gottlieb has now been officially appointed as the Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for a five‑year period, commencing from 21 March 2022.

Ms Cass‑Gottlieb will become the first female Chair of the ACCC and is one of Australia’s preeminent competition lawyers, having been a senior partner in competition and regulation at Gilbert + Tobin for over 25 years.

During her distinguished career in legal practice, she has advised on some of the largest and most complex competition matters in Australia and New Zealand. Ms Cass‑Gottlieb has also held roles with the Reserve Bank of Australia Payment Systems Board and the Financial Regulator Assessment Authority.

The Morrison Government looks forward to working with Ms Cass‑Gottlieb and thanks Mr Rod Sims for his dedication and leadership over more than 10 years as Chairman of the ACCC.