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Appointment of Ms Louise Sylvan as ACCC Deputy Chair

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APPOINTMENT OF MS LOUISE SYLVAN AS ACCC DEPUTY CHAIR

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Louise Sylvan as the Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for a term commencing on 6 November 2003 and concluding on 31 July 2008.

Ms Sylvan recently presided over the World Congress of Consumers International in Lisbon in her capacity as President of Consumers International and commences her appointment after serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Consumers' Association since 1993.

In her capacity at the ACA, Ms Sylvan has participated in a number of Government committees and taskforces, including the Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council and the Expert Committee on Electronic Commerce.

Ms Sylvan will bring to the Commission extensive skills in public administration and consumer protection. I welcome her appointment to the Commission.

MELBOURNE
10 November 2003

Contact: David Alexander
03 9650 0244


10 Nov 2003

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