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Allan Fels

Professorial Fellow

University of Melbourne

Faculty: Expert contributors


Areas of expertise

  • Economics and finance
  • Public management
  • Regulation
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Professor Allan Fels, AO is Professor of Law, and Economics and Business at the University of Melbourne and Monash University.

He was foundation Dean of ANZSOG from 2003 until 2012.

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 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, Chair of the Commonwealth Government Migrant Workers Taskforce and is currently running an inquiry into tolling for the New South Wales Government and an Inquiry into Price Gouging on behalf of the Australian Council of Trade Unions.

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.