- About us
There are currently three councillors of the National Competition Council, with a variety of backgrounds and a wide range of skills and experience. The councillors are appointed by the Governor-General under section 29C of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, with the agreement of a majority of the states and territories party to the Competition Principles Agreement.
Julie-Anne Schafer - President
Ms Julie-Anne Schafer is the President of the National Competition Council. Ms Schafer was appointed for a period of three years from 18 December 2015.
Ms Schafer has 25 years of experience as a partner in the legal services sector. She has served on advisory committees for the law faculties of several universities in Queensland. She was also the Deputy Chancellor of the Queensland University of Technology. She has over 15 years of directorship experience in diverse and highly regulated sectors, including road and rail transport.
Ms Schafer has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Chris Jose was appointed for a period of three years from 18 December 2017.
Mr Jose has been a partner in competition, regulation and trade law at Herbert Smith Freehills since 2002. He holds a Diploma of Law and a Master of Business Administration.
Mr Martin Wallace was appointed to the Council for a period of three years from 18 December 2015.
Mr Wallace was previously the Secretary of the Tasmania Department of Treasury and Finance. He has more than 30 years of direct experience in public administration and business and financial management in addition to his experience with the energy and telecommunications sectors and regulatory policy. He is an experienced board member and has been a director of Aurora Energy Pty Ltd, Tasmanian Public Finance Corporation and Tastel Limited.
Mr Wallace has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree.