Allan Fels

AAI International Advisor for Autrailia. Professor Allan Fels, AO has been Dean of ANZSOG since July 1, 2003. Prior to taking this position, he was Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) from 1995 until 2003. Professor Fels was also Chairman of the former Trade Practices Commission (TPC) from 1991 until 1995 and Chairman of the Prices Surveillance Authority from 1989 until 1992.

He was Prices Commissioner, Victoria from 1982 until 1991 and has served on numerous other government bodies. In March 2011, he was appointed by the Victorian Government to head an inquiry into reform of the state’s taxi industry.

Professor Fels was Senior Lecturer in Economics at Monash University from 1972 until 1984. He was appointed as Professor of Administration at Monash University in 1984 and was the Director of the Graduate School of Management, Monash University from 1985 until 1990. He has been an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University since 1995 and became a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Melbourne in 2003.

Professor Fels has degrees in economics and law from the University of Western Australia (UWA), and a PhD in Economics from Duke University. After leaving Duke, he was appointed as a Research Fellow in the Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge, where his Duke PhD thesis was published as The British Prices and Incomes Board by Cambridge University Press. He received an Honorary doctorate in Economics at UWA in 2006.

Professor Fels was the Co-Chairman of the Joint Group on Trade and Competition at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) from 1996 until 2003. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia (ASSA).

Professor Fels is or has been a member of numerous advisory boards to the Australian, Victorian and other Governments.  He is Chairman of the National Mental Health Commission, Chair of the Victorian Government’s Taxi Industry Inquiry and is a Member of the Selection Panel for Australian Broadcasting Commission and the Special Broadcasting Service Boards. He is also currently Chairman of the Haven Foundation, which seeks to provide accommodation and support for the long-term mentally ill. He is Chairman of Visy Australasia Governance Board.

Professor Fels is International Advisor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Co-Director, China Competition Research Centre; and Co-Editor, China Competition Bulletin.