Members Biographies

Dr Jill Walker

Dr Jill Walker has had  a long career in competition law and economics in Australia and New  Zealand.  In addition to her role on the  Tribunal, she is also a Lay Member of the High Court of New Zealand. Dr Walker  has had a particular commitment to the promotion of international co-operation in competition law enforcement, and especially trans-Tasman co-operation, for  over a decade. 

From December 2015 to  March 2020, Dr Walker was a Commissioner at the New Zealand Commerce Commission  (NZCC).  Prior to this she was a  Commissioner at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) from  September 2009 to April 2016; and an Associate Commissioner of the NZCC from  November 2010, under the trans-Tasman co-operation arrangements.  While serving as a Commissioner at the ACCC  and the NZCC, she served as a member of the Bureau of the Competition Committee  of the OECD, and was closely involved in the work of the Committee.  While a Commissioner at the ACCC, Dr Walker  also served as Chair of the Independent Air Services Commission from 2011 until  2014.  Prior to her appointment to the ACCC,  Dr Walker served an earlier term as a Member of the Australian Competition  Tribunal, while also working as an economic consultant.  Earlier in her career she worked on the staff  of the Prices Surveillance Authority, the Trade Practices Commission and the  ACCC. 

Dr Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts  in Economics and a PhD in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge and a  Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.