ACCC Media Release

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has welcomed the Federal Government’s reappointment of Delia Rickard as Deputy Chair of the ACCC for a period of five years.

The Government announced Delia’s reappointment today following unanimous support from the states and territories.

“Delia has made an outstanding contribution to the work of the ACCC over the past five years, particularly in relation to consumer protection,” Mr Sims said.

“Delia is a tireless advocate for consumer rights and leads the Commission’s product safety and scam disruption work.”

“Delia’s reappointment reaffirms the Government’s commitment to consumer protection and welfare amongst its broader market performance-enhancing initiatives across the economy.”

“We look forward to Delia’s continued leadership in these important areas at the ACCC,” Mr Sims said.

Delia is a member of the ACCC’s Enforcement Committee, Adjudications Committee, Communications Committee and Compliance Committee. She is also Co-chair of the ACCC’s Consumer Consultative Committee.

Delia was appointed to the position of Deputy Chair of the ACCC in June 2012 for a period of five years. Delia brought extensive public service experience in the area of consumer protection.

Immediately prior to her appointment to the ACCC, Delia held a range of senior positions at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), where she led much of ASIC’s consumer protection work.

In the January 2011 Australia Day Awards, Delia was awarded the Public Service Medal for her contribution to consumer protection and financial services.

A high resolution image of Ms Rickard is available at https://www.accc.gov.au/media/image-library

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