HSF partner appointed ACCC commissioner

HSF partner appointed ACCC commissioner

29 November 2021 By Jerome Doraisamy

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has appointed a partner from a global law firm as its new commissioner for a term of five years.

Liza Carver has been named by ACCC chair Rod Sims as the regulator’s new commissioner for a five-year term, starting in March of next year.


She assumes the role left vacant after the appointment of former ACCC commissioner Sarah Court as deputy chair of ASIC.

Ms Carver was most recently a partner and regional head of competition in Australia at global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.


She has also served as the joint global competition practice head at Ashurst, partner at Gilbert + Tobin, commissioner of the Australian Energy Market Commission and associate commissioner for the ACCC.

Speaking about the appointment, Mr Sims said that he is “delighted” to have Ms Carver on board and highlighted her “extensive” legal and regulatory experience that will be relevant to the regulator’s operations.

“Liza has been consistently ranked as one of Australia’s leading competition lawyers. We are pleased she has re-joined the ACCC, and her experience and expertise in matters involving the Competition and Consumer Act will be of great benefit to the agency,” he proclaimed.

“We look forward to welcoming Liza back to the ACCC when she formally joins us early in the new year.” 


HSF partner appointed ACCC commissioner
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