Professor Frederick G Hilmer AO
President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of New South
Professor Hilmer founded Port Jackson Partners with Terrey Arcus
in 1991. Hilmer was previously the managing director of McKinsey
& Company Australia. While at Port Jackson Partners, Professor
Hilmer held a number of other senior business positions, including
Chairman of Pacific Power, Deputy Chairman of Foster's
Groups Limited and Director of Coca-Cola Amatil,
TNT, Westfield Holdings and Macquarie Bank. Professor
Hilmer served as the Dean and Director of the Australian Graduate
School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New South Wales
and he was also a member of the Commonwealth Higher Education
Council. In 1992 and 1993 he chaired the National Competition
Policy Review Committee, which led to the introduction of National
Competition Policy in 1995.
Hilmer left Port Jackson Partners to take the position of Chief
Executive Officer at John Fairfax Holdings Limited (1998-2005). He
has held his current position at UNSW since June 2006.
Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Rod joined Port Jackson Partners as a Director in 1994 and
worked with the firm for 17 years. During his time at Port Jackson
Partners Rod was also the Chairman of the Independent Pricing and
Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), Councillor of the National Competition
Council, Chairman of InfraCo Asia Development (IAD), advisor to the
Prime Minister's Multi-Party Climate Change Committee and a member
of the Research and Policy Council of the Committee for Economic
Development of Australia. Rod is also a past Chairman of the NSW
Rail Infrastructure Corporation and the State Rail Authority and
has been a Director of a number of private sector companies.
Sims relinquished all of his roles, including his Directorship
at Port Jackson Partners, when he was appointed to the ACCC in
Prior to joining Port Jackson Partners, Rod worked abroad as a
development economist for Papua New Guinea and the Commonwealth
Secretariat. On his return to Australia he became the Chief
Economics Advisor (1988-1990) to the then Prime minister, Bob
Federal Member for Hume
Prior to joining Part Jackson Partners as a director in 2002,
Angus was a partner at McKinsey & Co where at the time of
becoming partner in 1999, he was youngest partner in the global
firm. Throughout his consulting career Angus specialised in the
resources, agriculture, energy and infrastructure sectors. He was a
strategy and business adviser to a number of global and Australian
companies and public sector organisations, providing advice at a
CEO and board level.
At Port Jackson Partners Angus authored reports as part of the
ANZ Bank Insight series. The first of these, Earth, Fire Wind
and Water - Economic Opportunity and the Australian Commodities
Cycle, focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by
Australia's commodity exporters in the face of the slowing
commodities sector, and was described as a "landmark report" by
The Australian. The second report was Greener
Pastures - The Soft Commodity Opportunity for Australia and New
Zealand, exploring the opportunities available in the new
Australian soft commodity boom.
In 2010 Angus appeared before the Australian Competition
Tribunal as an expert economist in the high profile Pilbara rail
access case, and in 2011 he appeared before the Senate Inquiry into
the fertiliser industry. In his private capacity Angus also founded
or advised a number of small, fast growing start-up businesses,
mostly in the agriculture sector.
Angus served on the Council of St Andrew's College for 15 years,
and was a member of the Finance Committee of the New South Wales
Angus competed in the 2009 world triathlon championships,
representing Australia in his age group.
Angus wound up his role at Port Jackson Partners in 2013 to
enter the federal parliament.
T.C. joined as an advisor to Port Jackson Partners in 2012.
Prior to joining Port Jackson Partners, T.C. had spent 28 years
with McKinsey & Company, having joined their Tokyo office in
1984 and later moving to the Hong Kong office in 1986. He was the
first locally elected Asia partner in 1991 and locally elected
Asian Director (senior partner) in 1997. He has led McKinsey's
Greater China Consumer Goods, Retail and Healthcare practices. He
also served clients in leisure and entertainment, transportation,
industrial, property and private equity industries. He was the
Managing Partner of the Hong Kong office from 1997 to 2003.
During his time in Asia, T.C. has helped many leading Asian and
multinational companies grow their Asian businesses several
He worked with many of these clients over multiple years,
helping them resolve business strategies, international growth
strategies, mergers and acquisitions, post-merger management,
organization, marketing and sales related issues.
T.C. is a Board member of a UK listed private equity fund with
investments in China. He graduated with magna cum laude from
Princeton University and has an MBA from the University of