E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Timothy Lear

Competition expert

15 years of experience in law, policy and competition enforcement in various private and public sector roles. Has represented the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission at the International Competition Network, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and Association of South East Asian Nations experts group on competition, working to promote the effective implementation of competition regulation in the East Asian region. Has first-hand understanding of the development of several Free Trade Agreements and the interaction of FTAs with competition policy and regulation. Solicitor admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and is currently an Executive based in Hong Kong.