Simon Roberts joined the Competition Commission of South Africa in November 2006 as Chief Economist and Manager of the Policy & Research Division. He is also a visiting professor in economics at the University of Johannesburg. He is a member of the Economic Advisory Panel to the South African Minister of Economic Development.
Prior to joining the Competition Commission he was Associate Professor in Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he established and directed the Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development research program examining firm decision-making and economic outcomes.
In addition, Simon has consulted extensively on competition matters over the past 15 years and has been an expert witness in a number of major cases. Previous positions include Lecturer in Development Economics, University of East Anglia, UK; Senior Research Officer, Bank of Botswana; and, Lecturer in Economics, University College Cork, Ireland.
PhD from University of London (Birkbeck College)
MA from University of East Anglia
BA (Hons) from Oxford University.