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Allan Fels AO

Allan Fels AO

Professor of Law and Economics, Melbourne and Monash University

Professor Allan Fels, AO is Professor of Law, and Economics and Business at the University of Melbourne and Monash University. 

He recently chaired the independent toll review for the government of New South Wales, Australia.

Professor Fels was the inaugural Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) from 1995 until 2003. He was also Chair of the two predecessor bodies of the ACCC, the Trade Practices Commission (from 1991 to 1995) and the Prices Surveillance Authority (from 1989 to 1992

He was foundation Dean of Australia and New Zealand Government (ANZSOG) from 2003 until 2013. 

He is the Chair of Visy Australasia Governance Board, one of Australia’s biggest businesses. 

Professor Fels is or has recently been a Chair or member of numerous inquiries to the Australian, Victorian and other Governments. He was Chair of the Victorian Government’s Taxi Industry Review in 2011-2012, and Chair of the Commonwealth Government Migrant Workers Taskforce and Chaired an Inquiry into Price Gouging on behalf of the Australian Council of Trade Unions in 2024.

He was Chair of the National Mental Health Commission from 2012-2018 and a Commissioner of the Royal Commission into Mental Health and Wellbeing for the Victorian Government from 2019-2021. 

He was awarded the Order of Australia in 2001.