Perth 2012: The 21st Century Approach to Mental Health

Speaker Biography

Allan Fels

Allan Fels AO


Professor Allan Fels AO is Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).  He was Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (1995 to 2003); the Trade Practices Commission (1991 to 1995); and the Prices Surveillance Authority (1989 to 1992).  He was co-chair of the OECD Trade and Competition Committee from 1996 to 2003. Professor Fels was Director of the Graduate School of Management of Monash University, and Professor of Administration at Monash University (1984 to 1991).  He is currently the Chairman of the National Mental Health Commission and the Victorian Government’s Taxi Industry Inquiry.  He is Chair of Visy Australasia’s Governance Board.  Professor Fels is Program Director of ANZSOG’s China Advanced Leadership Program (CALP); Co-Director of The GUCAS Centre for Competition Law (GCCL) and Co-editor of the China Competition Bulletin. Professor Fels is also Chairman of the Haven Foundation.   He was awarded the Order of Australia in 2001. Professor Fels has a PhD in Economics from Duke University and degrees in Law and Economics from the University of Western Australia.  His Duke PhD was made possible by a Fulbright Award.