OECD Competition Open Day 2020


Sarah Court

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission


Sarah Court was appointed a Commissioner of the ACCC in April 2008, and reappointed for a third term in 2018. She is also an Associate Commissioner of the New Zealand Commerce Commission. Sarah is a full-time commissioner, and a former senior executive lawyer with the Australian Government Solicitor. She brings to her role extensive experience in government 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, the Compliance and Product Safety Committee, the Consumer Data Right Committee and the Legal Committee. She also sits on the Mergers Review Committee, the Adjudication Committee, the Digital Platforms Board and the Financial Services Competition Board. Sarah 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 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. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.