CFA welcomes Delia Rickard as ACCC Deputy Chair

Delia RickardLong time consumer policy advocate Delia Rickard has been appointed to become a Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

As a Senior Executive at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Ms Rickard has been instrumental in developing the MoneySmart financial literacy program and has led ASIC’s consumer protection work, particularly in the area of vulnerable and disadvantaged consumers. She has also previously served as head of the Consumer Protection Branch at the ACCC and as a member of the Secretariat to the Wallis Inquiry. Ms Rickard also led ASIC’s role in the implementation of Super Choice and was the founding chair of ASIC’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.

CFA Chair Catriona Lowe welcomed the appointment. She said “Delia is well known to the consumer movement through her work at ASIC and previously at the ACCC. In both roles she has been a champion of the consumer interest and has made a real practical difference – whether through championing innovative consultative models and research, as a driving force behind ASIC’s MoneySmart website or providing support for CFA’s communications functions.  Her skills complement an already strong Commission at the ACCC.  We congratulate Delia and hope that she continues this work in her new role.”

Ms Rickard’s nomination follows the departure of the former Deputy Chairperson, Mr Peter Kell, who left his role to take up a position as a Commissioner of ASIC.