2018 Symposium Speakers

Rose Webb

Commissioner for Fair Trading, Deputy Secretary Better Regulation, Department of Finance, Services and Innovation


Rose has a wealth of Australian and international experience in the regulatory space, including a recent three-year period working as Senior Executive Director and then Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong’s Competition Commission from 2014 to 2017.

While working in Hong Kong, Rose was responsible for administering the Competition Ordinance, which was established to promote competition and to restrict anti-competitive conduct in Hong Kong. Rose led complaint handling, competition investigations and the provision of competition policy advice to government.

Between 2001 and 2008, and again between 2011 and 2014, Rose worked for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), most recently serving as Executive General Manager, Mergers and Acquisitions. As the ACCC’s NSW Regional Director from 2001 to 2005, Rose worked closely with NSW Fair Trading.

Rose served as Assistant Secretary with the Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities from 2008 to 2011, where her responsibilities included monitoring, compliance and enforcement activities under environmental law.