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Allan Fels AO

Professor Allan Fels AO is a Professor of Law and of Economics at the Universities of Melbourne and Monash.

Professor Fels was Chair of Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and its predecessor bodies, the Trade Practices Commission and the Prices Surveillance Authority from 1989 until 2003.

Professor Fels was the foundation Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government from 2003 until 2013.

Professor Fels was Chair of Australia’s National Mental Health Commission from 2012 to 2018 and a Commissioner on the Royal Commission into Mental Health Victoria from 2019-2021. He is now Chair of Mind Australia and board member of the Haven Foundation.

He was Chair of the Commonwealth government’s Migrant Workers’ Taskforce and he has chaired and served on numerous Commonwealth, Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland reviews. Currently he is leading an independent review of roads tolling for the NSW Government.  He chairs the Visy Australasia Governance Board.