4 March 2022

National Competition Council reappointment

The Morrison Government has today reappointed Ms Julie‑Anne Schafer as the part‑time President of the National Competition Council (NCC) for a further three‑year period.

Ms Schafer was first appointed as NCC President in 2015. She is a distinguished lawyer who has received a Queensland Law Society Award for exceptional service to Australian society.

Ms Schafer was appointed to the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation in September 2021.

She has extensive board experience with her current board roles including Non‑Executive Director, Queensland Urban Utilities, Non‑Executive Director, CS Energy and Non‑Executive Director, Av Super.

The NCC is established under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. Its main functions include making recommendations to relevant ministers in relation to applications to bring infrastructure into the National Access Regime, and the certification of State and Territory access regimes.

Ms Schafer’s reappointment will provide continuity and allow the NCC to continue to perform its important work.