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Dr Jill Walker

Commissioner, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

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Relevant qualifications and honours

  • Bachelor of of Arts (Eco) University of Cambridge
  • Masters in Arts (majoring in Economics) University of Massachusetts
  • Doctor of Philosophy (in Land Economy) University of Cambridge


Relevant work history and committee involvement

  • 2009 - Commissioner of ACCC (commencing 22 September 2009 for 5 year term; appointed by Dr Craig Emerson MP)
    • Chair of the ACCC's Merger Review Committee and member of the Enforcement Committee and Adjudication
  • 2001-2009 Member, Australian Competition Tribunal
  • Economic Consultant for LECG Ltd.
  • Consultant, Network Economics Consulting Group
  • Consultant for CRA International
  • 2005 - Member of South Australian Government's panel of expert assessors assisting the District Court in hearing appeals under the
    Essential Services Commission Act 2002 and the Gas Pipelines Access (SA) Act 1997.
  • Economic Advisor to the ACCC (and before that, the Prices Surveillance Authority and the Trade Practices Commission)


Expert evidence

  • Dr Walker has provided expert evidence in a number of high profile competition law cases, including:
    • ACCC v Liquorland (Australia) Pty Ltd [2006] FCA 826 (for Seven)


Relevant publications