Robin Brown

Robin Brown consults and advises government, business and civil society organisations in Australia and developing countries on consumer and competition policy and administration and government and industry accountability. He has worked with Consumers International on the development of the UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection.

For a number of years Robin was head of the Consumers’ Federation of Australia. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Consumers’ Health Forum and the Consumers’ Telecommunications Network (now Australian Communications Consumer Action Network) and served on their governing bodies and on those of a number of other community sector organisations. He has served as a ministerial appointee on statutory and non-statutory regulatory boards in telecommunications, insurance, banking, drugs, chemicals, food standards, travel services and direct marketing and policy advisory boards in consumer protection, public health, manufacturing and social inclusion.

He currently has statutory appointments as a community member of the Dental Board of Australia and of a regional Psychology board. He has worked for the Australian Agency for International Development. He initiated and is the Deputy Chair of the Foundation for Effective Markets and Governance (www.femag.org.au), which gives policy and regulatory advice to government, business and civil society organisations in Australia and developing countries.

He has a BA from the Australian National University and a Master of Public Policy from the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.