The Authority is made up of a Chair, a Deputy Chair, 3 full-time members and 3 associate members.
Members are appointed by the Governor-General. The minister may also appoint associate members.
The Authority makes its decisions at formal weekly meetings. It also works with our staff in committees that deal with:
- content matters
- telco consumer issues
- compliance and enforcement
- spectrum management.
The ACMA Code of Conduct for Authority members and associate members outlines the role of the Authority and the standards expected of members.
Ms Nerida O'Loughlin PSM
Appointed Chair 14 October 2017 for 5 years
Ms Creina Chapman, Deputy Chair
Appointed Deputy Chair and CEO for 5 years from 11 June 2018 until 10 June 2023
Creina Chapman has held a number of senior executive and strategic adviser roles at commercial media companies; Southern Cross Austereo, News Corp, Publishing & Broadcasting Limited and the Nine Network. Her experience in the media and communications sector is gained from organisations spanning television, radio, print, mobile services, podcasting and online services which serve metropolitan, regional and remote Australian markets.
Creina has also been a senior policy adviser to Federal members of Parliament including Senator Richard Alston, Minister for Communications and the Arts, and Treasurer Joe Hockey MP.
Mr James Cameron, Full-time Member
Appointed Part-time Member 5 August 2013 for 5 years
Mr Chris Jose, Full-time Member
Appointed 1 May 2018 for 5 years
Chris Jose has extensive experience in government and private legal practice, with a primary focus on competition and consumer law, and public administration. After various government roles, including with the Trade Practices Commission (predecessor to the ACCC), Chris has advised corporate and government clients on a range of regulatory and consumer affairs matters. Most recently, he was a partner and consultant at Herbert Smith Freehills, specialising in competition and consumer law and the economic regulation of markets.
In his telecommunications regulatory practice, Chris has advised governments and corporate clients on competition, consumer impacts, economic regulation and access to infrastructure. As the principal regulatory adviser to the Papua New Guinea Government on comprehensive reforms of the Information and Communications Technology sector in PNG, he guided the government in the reformulation of the National ICT Policy, and the development and implementation of a new regulatory framework for the ICT sector in PNG.
Ms Anita Jacoby AM, Associate Member
Appointed Associate Member from 5 August 2018 for 5 years
Anna Brakey, Part-time Associate Member
Appointed on 6 May 2021 for 5 years or until the appointee ceases to be a member of the ACCC, whichever comes first.
Anna Brakey was appointed a Commissioner of the ACCC in December 2020.
Anna has extensive experience in regulatory economics and public policy with over 25 years of experience working with regulators, government and within the private sector. She has had broad exposure to a wide range of infrastructure industries, including energy, water and transport. She has also worked on economic reform to social policy. Prior to starting at ACCC, Anna worked as an economist at Frontier Economics and held a number of roles at IPART, including being a deputy Tribunal Member, the Executive Director of Strategy and Economic Analysis and the Chief Operating Officer.
Anna chairs the ACCC’s Infrastructure Committee, Communications Committee, Electricity Markets Inquiry Board and East Coast Gas Market Board, and is a member of the ACCC’s Competition Exemptions Committee and Agriculture Board.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Economics from Australian National University and a 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.
To contact an Authority member, please contact the Authority Secretariat.