Kate Reader

Kate is the Joint General Manager of the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Branch (job-sharing this role with Morag Bond). This follows on from the Digital Platform Inquiry which was completed in June 2019. The Branch is responsible for the current inquiry into ad-tech markets, 6 monthly monitoring reports into digital platforms and development of the news media bargaining framework.

Kate has previously been a Director of Merger Investigations, a Principal Lawyer and a Director of the Mobile and Consumer Engagement at the ACCC. Kate has worked across a number of significant issues including international mergers, NBN related matters, mobile roaming and gas and electricity matters.

Prior to joining the ACCC, Kate was Principal Lawyer at the Australian Communication and Media Authority. She also worked in regulatory roles at Ofgem and the Office of Rail and Road in the United Kingdom. Kate has Bachelor degrees in Law and Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in EC Competition Law from Kings College London.