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Allan Fels, AO


Professor Allan Fels

Professor Allan Fels is former Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Trade Practices Commission and the Prices Surveillance Authority. He was Co-chair of the OECD Trade and Competition Committee and has had numerous other government appointments. Professor Fels is Chair of the Australian National Mental Health Commission and of the Haven Foundation.

He is currently a professorial fellow at the Universities of Melbourne, Monash and Oxford.

Professor Fels is former Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).  He conducts training programs for Senior Chinese political leaders chosen by the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China and a Reciprocal Program under which the Chinese Communist Party hosts annually about 25 leaders from Australia and New Zealand.

Professor Fels was also heavily involved in the thirteen year-process of drafting China’s Antimonopoly Law, 2008 and he subsequently advised the Chinese antimonopoly bodies on the application of the law.

He is an editor of the China Competition Bulletin and a Director of the Chinese Competition Research Centre at the University of the Chinese Academy of Science.  He is also visiting fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Science.

Subject Area Expertise

Competition Law, Microeconomic Reform, Regulation, Mental Health.



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