Members Biographies

Dr Jill Walker

Dr Jill Walker has had a long career in competition law and economics in Australia and New Zealand.  Most recently she has been a Commissioner at the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) since December 2015.  Prior to this she was a Commissioner at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) from September 2009 to April 2016; and an Associate Commissioner of the NZCC from November 2010, under the trans-Tasman co-operation arrangements.  Dr Walker has had a particular commitment to the promotion of international co-operation in competition law enforcement, and especially trans-Tasman co-operation, for the past decade.  While serving as a Commissioner at both the ACCC and the NZCC, she served as a member of the Bureau of the Competition Committee of the OECD, and was closely involved in the work of the Committee.  While a Commissioner at the ACCC, Dr Walker also served as Chair of the Independent Air Services Commission from 2011 until 2014.  Prior to her appointment to the ACCC, Dr Walker served an earlier term as a Member of the Australian Competition Tribunal, while also working as an economic consultant.  Earlier in her career she worked on the staff of the Prices Surveillance Authority, the Trade Practices Commission and the ACCC.  Dr Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a PhD in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.