ACCC Chair Rod Sims has welcomed Treasurer Josh Frydenberg's announcement today that Anna Brakey and Peter Crone will join the agency as Commissioners.

Ms Brakey and Mr Crone have both been appointed for five year terms.

Ms Brakey brings to the ACCC extensive experience in infrastructure regulation. She joins the ACCC from Frontier Economics, after spending over 20 years at the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal, including as Chief Operating Officer and then as a Tribunal Member.

She has worked at various other public agencies including the Productivity Commission and the NSW Department of Transport.

Ms Brakey holds a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University (ANU) and Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is based in Sydney.

Mr Crone has over 30 years’ experience in economic policy and commercial strategy and has held varied and senior positions in the private and public sectors. He has served as an economic advisor to state and federal governments, including as Senior Economic Advisor to Australia’s Prime Minister from 1997 to 2006, and as chief economist at the Business Council of Australia, EY and Coles Group.

Peter has been a commercial adviser to a number of superannuation funds on infrastructure investments, and a member of the ASX Corporate Governance Council.  He also spent seven years at Commonwealth Treasury as a policy adviser and research economist.

He holds a Masters of Economics from ANU and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is based in Melbourne.

“We are very pleased to welcome Anna and Peter, who both have impressive economic and commercial credentials and who have made significant contributions in their fields,” Mr Sims said. “Their appointments will further deepen and broaden the expertise and experience of our team.”