ACCC deputy chair reappointed

ACCC reappoints Mick Keogh
Mick Keogh continues his ACCC role for another five years. (Source: LinkedIn)

Treasurer Jim Chalmers will reappoint ACCC deputy chair Mick Keogh for a further five years, starting tomorrow, 30 May 2023, a move that has been welcomed by ACCC chair Gina Cass Gottlieb.

“Mick’s contributions have been critical to much of the ACCC’s work during the past seven years,” she said.

Keogh’s work has including competition exemptions, mergers, product safety and enforcement, as well as agriculture.

“Mick is well-known to the agricultural and small business sectors and has a deep understanding of the issues impacting them. It is excellent news that we will continue to have the benefit of Mick’s knowledge and expertise for a further term,” she said.

Keogh joined the ACCC as a part-time commissioner in February 2016 and was appointed deputy chair in 2018 with particular responsibility for the ACCC’s work in small business and agriculture.

As a result of his small business focus Keogh is a familiar name to the franchising sector, and has commented on many of the misleading conduct and unfair contract term cases brought by the ACCC over the last few years.

Keogh chairs the twice-yearly Small Business & Franchising Consultative Committee.