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Commissioner, Anti-Dumping Commission

trade

Published on 7th August 2025

The Anti-Dumping Commission (Commission) is established in legislation by the Customs Act 1901 and is based in Melbourne, Victoria. The Commission is a part of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources (DISER) and consists of approximately 80 staff across a number of disciplines including commerce, accounting, law, and corporate functions. The Commission manages Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing system, working closely with Australian industry. It investigates claims that dumped and subsidised imports have injured Australian industry.

It is led by a Commissioner who is an independent statutory office holder, reporting directly to the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. The Commissioner is responsible for leading and directing the work of the Commission and exercising powers under the Act.

The Commissioner has a pivotal role in ensuring a fair marketplace for Australian industries. The Commissioner is responsible for the administration of Australia’s anti-dumping system and must ensure the timely delivery of multiple investigations while generating evidence-based, defensible outcomes and maintaining Australia’s reputation as a world leader in global, rules-based trade.

We are seeking expressions of interest from highly experienced executives to lead the Commission, as the current Commissioner’s term expires in February 2021. The Commissioner fosters a culture of excellence in the organisation and provides expert advice. The role also requires sound judgment, accountability, and a structured approach to statutory decision-making that is subject to intense scrutiny.

Key attributes sought

  • A highly credible, well-respected strategic leader with proven experience leading medium to large organisations, ideally within highly regulated environments.
  • Proven ability to engage with and advise Ministers, Commonwealth and State governments, and a wide range of industry stakeholders from SMEs through to large enterprises.  
  • A strong understanding of trade, business pressures and influences, and the geopolitical environment. Ideally, previous experience working with international trade. 
  • A leader who fosters continuous improvement in operational delivery and business systems to ensure timely and effective management of a high caseload.
  • A contemporary leader with a strong track record of building a positive and collaborative high-performing workplace culture amongst experts from multiple disciplines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

The position offers an attractive remuneration package including generous employer superannuation contributions. Salary and conditions for this role are in line with those offered to Senior Executive Service Band 2 officers based on the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Location: The Anti-Dumping Commission offices are in Melbourne 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates and should include a covering letter and a current resume that details your professional expertise, qualifications, experience, and capabilities in relation to this appointment. For more information please call Jen D’Arcy-Smith, Partner M: 0449 967781 or Alison Myatt, Head of Research M: 0412 630817

Applications should be emailed to search@watermarksearch.com.au. Closing Date: Midnight 27 August 2020

by Jennifer D'Arcy-Smith