The ACCC’s Scott Gregson has been appointed as the agency’s Chief Operating Officer effective 6 August 2020.
Mr Gregson was most recently executive general manager of the ACCC’s Merger and Authorisation Review Division, a role he held for close to two years. Prior to this, he was the executive general manager of the Enforcement Division, where he led teams that litigated some of the ACCC’s most high-profile cases, including Nurofen, Volkswagen, Coles, and helped to secure $10 million penalties for consumer protection investigations involving Telstra and Ford, and $9 million for Apple.
Mr Gregson commenced his career with the Australian public service in 1996 as a graduate at the ACCC, which included a six-month secondment to the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet.
“Scott Gregson brings impressive leadership qualities to this role, as well as a deep understanding of the ACCC and the AER, its work, its people and its culture,” ACCC Chair Rod Sims said.
“Throughout his career Scott has demonstrated that he is a considered, wise and strategic leader with an impressive track record on delivering many successful ACCC court outcomes, and across other key priorities.”
“I have been impressed with Scott’s leadership of the ACCC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and I have every confidence that he will continue to lead our agency through these uncertain times. He is extremely highly regarded and a mentor to many,” Mr Sims said.
Mr Gregson replaces Ms Rayne de Gruchy who retired in April. Scott lives in NSW and is primarily based in the Canberra office.