Mick Keogh was appointed as Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in February 2016 and Deputy Chair in 2018. This role includes involvement in a range of committees, as well as oversight of the small business, franchising and agriculture units of the ACCC. Mick has a long and diverse history within the agriculture sector, including periods as a farm manager, university researcher, agribusiness consultant and agriculture policy advisor. In 2003 Mick was appointed Executive Director of the Australian Farm Institute, an independent policy research institute that conducts research into strategic policy issues of importance to Australian agriculture. He continued in that role until his appointment as Commissioner of the ACCC. During this time Mick was appointed Chairperson of the Australian Government panel which reviewed drought support measures, and was Chairman of the Australian Government’s National Rural Advisory Council from 2012 to 2015. Mick was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to agriculture in 2015. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Wool and Pastoral Sciences, both from the University of New South Wales. Mick remains involved in family farming interests in southern NSW. Mick will be addressing The role of competition in fostering future wine industry growth in Session 1 on Monday.