Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Sarah Court was appointed as Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in 2008 and was reappointed for a further five-year term in 2013. She is also an Associate Commissioner of the New Zealand Commerce Commission.
Sarah is a full-time Commissioner, and a former Senior Executive Lawyer and Director with the Australian Government Solicitor. She brings to her role extensive experience in Commonwealth legal work, including restrictive trade practices, consumer protection and law enforcement litigation.
Sarah oversees the ACCC’s enforcement and litigation program and is chair of the Enforcement Committee, Compliance Committee and the Legal Committee. She takes an active role in the Commission’s enforcement and compliance work and engages closely with investigating teams and lawyers on Commission policies and enforcement investigations.
Sarah also sits on the Commission’s Corporate Governance Board, Merger Review Committee, Adjudication Committee and Infrastructure Committee.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence) and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Adelaide, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the ANU. Sarah regularly represents the ACCC at national and international events, in the media and in public forums to present ACCC policies. She plays an active role in ACCC International Women’s Day celebrations and mentors many women both within ACCC and externally.