The Commission

The Commission is established under the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission Act 1997.  The Commission is constituted by one or more Commissioners.

The current Senior Commissioner is Joe Dimasi.

Senior Commissioner Joe Dimasi

Joe Dimasi was appointed Senior Commissioner for the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) of the ACT on 1 May 2016. He is also the Tasmanian Economic Regulator, and is a former Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission where he established and led the ACCC’s regulatory functions over a period of 18 years, first as Head of its Regulatory Division and later as Commissioner.

Joe is an applied economist with a long involvement in the area of competition and regulation matters particularly in the regulation and reform of utilities. He was involved in establishing the Australian Energy Regulator, and in rolling out the regulation of utilities in preparation for the introduction of markets in energy, telecommunications, transport, and rural water.

He established the Australian Utilities Regulators’ Forum and was a founding council member of the East Asian and Pacific Infrastructure Regulators Forum which was established under the guidance of the World Bank to provide training and outreach to smaller regulators in the East Asian and Pacific region.

He is also Professorial Fellow at the Monash Business School.