2021 CLPINZ Workshop


Dennis W. Carlton

Dennis W. Carlton is the David McDaniel Keller Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago where he teaches in the Business School, Law School and Economics Department. His teaching and research centers on microeconomics, industrial organization, and antitrust. He has published more than 100 articles and two books, including one of the leading textbooks in industrial organization.

He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; is on the editorial boards of Competition Policy International and The Journal of Competition Law and Economics; and is the coeditor of The Journal of Law and Economics. Carlton has won several awards including being named the 2014 Distinguished Fellow of the Industrial Organization Society”.

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Gillian Blythe

Gillian is Chief Executive of Water New Zealand, a not-for-profit member organisation promoting and enabling the sustainable management and development of the water environment. She previously worked as head of strategy and regulatory affairs over a 20 year period for Meridian Energy. Over the years Gillian has participated in many sector advisory groups covering retail, wholesale, transmission and climate action matters.

Gillian has a BSc Economics and MSc in Natural Resource & Environmental Economics from University College London.

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Petra Carey

Petra is a competition and regulatory lawyer, with over ten years' experience advising clients on complex competition and regulatory matters in New Zealand, the UK and Europe across a range of industries.

She is recognised as a future leading lawyer by Who's Who Legal and has been recommended by Legal 500. Clients describe her as "a highly dedicated lawyer" who is commended for providing "clear and practical 'real world advice'."

Prior to re-joining Russell McVeagh in 2021, Petra spent over six years working at Clifford Chance, London and then as competition counsel at a leading technology private equity firm.

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Patrick Crewdson

Patrick Crewdson started in journalism as editor of the Otago University student newspaper Critic-Te Arohi in 2002-3.
He joined the Herald on Sunday for its launch, then moved to The Dominion Post, where he worked as a reporter and web editor before four years as Head of News.
As Stuff editor since 2014, Patrick has prioritised quality journalism, multimedia innovation, and forward-thinking climate change coverage. In 2019, he was named editorial executive of the year at the Voyager Media Awards and awarded the prestigious Wolfson Fellowship (although thanks to Covid-19, he hasn't actually been able to take it up yet).

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Josh Daniell

Josh is the CEO of Akahu. He was previously co-founder and CEO of Snowball Effect, with other experience at WeWork and Bell Gully.

Akahu provides open finance infrastructure for New Zealand. Akahu manages data integrations with banks and other financial institutions, and bundles those integrations into an API for developers. Akahu’s purpose is to empower Kiwi consumers to gracefully control and leverage their data.

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Jordan Ellison

Jordan is a Slaughter and May competition partner based in the firm’s Brussels office. He has extensive experience of EU and UK competition law, representing clients before the European Commission, the UK Competition and Markets Authority and other global agencies. His competition practice spans merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance, market inquiries, State aid and public procurement law. In addition to being recognised as a Next Generation Partner by Legal 500, Jordan is ranked as a leading individual in the Competition/EU law section of Chambers Europe and Chambers Global. Jordan is also recognised as a Thought Leader by Who’s Who Legal.

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Rosannah Healy

Rosannah is a competition and consumer law specialist, handling complex ACCC investigations and merger clearances.

She is a trusted advisor to leading Australian companies in the grocery, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, banking, energy and automotive sectors, among others. She is experienced in conducting compliance audits and developing compliance programs and has particular expertise assisting large consumer facing businesses to effectively manage regulatory risk, including risks arising from increasing use of data and technology.

Rosannah is a go to advisor in ACCC market inquiries, acting for major industry participants in the ACCC's Dairy Inquiry, Retail Electricity Inquiry, Residential Mortgage Inquiry, Foreign Exchange Inquiry, Home Loans Inquiry and Perishable Goods Inquiry.

Rosannah is an active member of the Competition and Consumer Committee of the Business Law Section of the Business Council of Australia, and regularly contributes to law reform and policy.

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Reuben Irvine

Reuben is a Principle Economist in the Competition Branch of the Commerce Commission. Since joining the Commission in 2014 he has worked on a number of high profile competition matters, including the Z/Chevron acquisition, the NZME/Fairfax merger authorisation, and the inaugural market study into retail fuel. Reuben previously worked at the Irish Competition Authority, as well as a consulting economist for Covec.

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Lin Johnson

Lin Johnson has over 25 years’ experience as a competition economist. She is currently the Commerce Commission’s, Chief Economist, Competition, a position she has held for 2.5 years. As well as providing expert economic advice on mergers and restrictive trade practices, Lin is helping to develop the Commission’s market studies function and played an integral role in its first market study into retail fuel. Immediately, prior to joining the Commission, Lin was General Manager of the ACCC’s Economics team having spent over a decade providing specialist economic advice to the ACCC on mergers, restrictive trade practices, exemptions, regulation and market studies. Lin has a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of New South Wales.

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John Land

John is a barrister specialising in commercial litigation and competition law. Before joining Bankside Chambers in 2012 John was with national law firm Kensington Swan for 26 years, including 20 years as a partner. He has been involved in a large number of major competition law cases including as senior counsel for a group of major retailers in proceedings against Visa and MasterCard and the major trading banks in relation to fixing of credit card interchange fees and alleged anti-competitive scheme rules, and as senior counsel for a major international airline in defending proceedings alleging fixing of air cargo fuel surcharges.

He has published widely in the field of competition law, and is a frequent speaker and commentator at conferences on competition law subjects. He is also a teaching fellow at the University of Auckland (teaching company law).

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Wayne Leach

Wayne Leach is Head of the Australian Competition and Regulatory Law Group at King & Wood Mallesons.

Based in Sydney and Canberra, Wayne regularly advises large corporations on strategically important competition law issues associated with mergers, joint ventures, industry collaborations, access to essential infrastructure, regulatory studies and regulatory investigations across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Wayne represents clients in a range of industries, including the technology, financial services, resources, export infrastructure, retail, fast-moving consumables, agricultural and healthcare sectors.

Recently, Wayne has advised a number of “big tech” companies on high profile competition law issues, including advising Facebook on the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry and the new news media laws introduced by the Australian government, and advising Google on its acquisition of Fitbit.


Will Taylor

Dr Will Taylor is an Associate Director in NERA's Antitrust & Competition and Energy, Environment, Communications & Infrastructure (EECI) practices. He leads NERA’s regulatory practice in New Zealand and Australia and has over 12 years’ experience in the design and operation of regulatory price controls, including advice to electricity and gas networks and Chorus.

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Allison Whitney

Allison joined New Zealand Media & Entertainment in 2013. As General Counsel she sits on the Executive as leader of the legal team and manages the provision of legal and company secretarial services across NZME. Since 2020 she has also led the Culture & Performance Team, providing human resources and health and safety support across the business.

Prior to commencing her role at NZME, Allison held roles both in-house and in private practice, including in the legal team at Westpac, as Group Legal Advisor to a London-based international media group and, much earlier on; in private practice at Kensington Swan.

Allison brings over 20 years of legal experience to her role spanning areas from corporate and commercial to intellectual property, consumer and media law.

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