Dr Rob Nicholls is a lecturer in business law at the UNSW Business School and a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation in the UNSW Law School. He is also a visiting fellow at UTS Sydney Law. His research interests focus on regulation including regulation of networked industries, the financial services sector and regulatory interactions with competition law and policy. Before this appointment, Rob was a research fellow at the Centre for International Finance and Regulation and at Swinburne University of Technology. Rob has had a thirty-year career concentrating on competition, regulation and governance and his first degree was in electronics engineering. Before moving to academia, he worked for Webb Henderson, the ACCC and spent twelve years as a client-facing consultant at Gilbert + Tobin. Rob is an accredited mediator and Australia?s Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator. In addition, he is a member of the NBN arbitration pool.