Graeme Samuel

Graeme Samuel was appointed chairman of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission in July 2003. In July 2008 Mr Samuel was reappointed chairman of the ACCC for a further three years.Prior to his appointment he was president of the National Competition Council, chairman of the Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust, a commissioner of the Australian Football League, a member of the board of the Docklands Authority, and a director of Thakral Holdings Limited. He relinquished all these offices to assume his position with the ACCC. He is a past president of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a past chairman of Playbox Theatre Company and Opera Australia, a former trustee of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust and former chairman of the Inner & Eastern Health Care Network. Mr Samuel was a partner of the law firm Phillips Fox & Masel from 1972 to 1980, executive director of Hill Samuel Australia Limited and subsequently Macquarie Bank Limited from 1981 to 1986 and co-founder of Grant Samuel & Associates in 1988. Mr Samuel was appointed an officer of the Order of Australia in 1998.

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