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Stephen Ridgeway

ACCC Commissioner


Relevant qualifications and honours

Image representing graduationBachelor of Laws (LLB) (ANU)

Bachelor of Science (BSc) Hons (UNSW)


Relevant work history and committee involvement

Image of briefcaseAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission

Commissioner (2019-)

King & Wood Mallesons

Senior Partner (2012-2018) (competition and regulatory team, Melbourne)

Blake Dawson

Partner (2000-2012); Senior Associate (1998-1999)

Australian Government Solicitor

Trade Practices Unit (1987-1997)


Associate to President, Honourable Justice Daryl Davies, Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal (1986)


Other positions held

  • Senior Legal Advisor to ACCC
  • National Chair, Competition and Consumer Committee of the Law Council of Australia (2011-2012)
  • Member of Executive, Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia


Competition law publications

  • 'ACCC v Flight Centre - a vertical square peg in a horizontal round hole' (Competition Law Conference, 6 May 2017)