Catriona Lowe

Deputy Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Catriona Lowe was appointed by the Governor General to the position of ACCC Deputy Chair for a five-year term on 27 January 2023.

Catriona chairs the ACCC’s Compliance and Product Safety Committee and sits on numerous of the ACCC’s committees and boards including Competition Exemptions, Consumer Data Right and Enforcement Committees and the Digital Platforms Inquiry, Financial Services Inquiry, Supermarkets Inquiry and Energy Markets Boards.

For over 20 years Catriona has had a strong commitment to consumer issues and protection of consumer rights and in her varied roles as a regulator, litigator and consumer advocate.

Prior to joining the ACCC, Catriona was appointed Board Member of the Australian Energy Regulator in February 2020 and has held a non-Executive director role on range of boards, including the Australian Financial Complaints Authority, the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority and the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman. She was also principal of a consumer focussed consulting practice.

Catriona was Co-CEO of the Consumer Action Law Centre from 2006-2013. She has also held senior roles with the Consumers’ Federation of Australian and the ACCC.

Over the years Catriona has worked extensively on relevant matters including consumer focussed regulation, behavioural economics and effective enforcement and compliance. She has advocated for consumers across a range of markets including financial services, telecommunications and energy.

Catriona has a Bachelor of Laws from Northern Territory University (now Charles Darwin University).