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UK: CMA appoints two to top roles

 |  March 18, 2018

Andrea Gomes da Silva will become Executive Director – Markets & Mergers. Currently as the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) Senior Legal Director for Markets, Mergers & Regulatory Appeals, Andrea will take up her new post immediately. The role was made vacant by Andrea Coscelli’s promotion to Chief Executive. In her new position, Gomes da Silva will join the CMA’s Senior Executive Team and will sit on the CMA Board.

George Lusty, currently a Project Director at the CMA, has been appointed as Senior Director, Consumer Protection, replacing Nisha Arora who has joined the Financial Conduct Authority. He will oversee work on the CMA’s enforcement of consumer protection laws and coordinate relationships with the wider landscape of consumer organisations, joining the Enforcement Senior Leadership Team led by Executive Director, Michael Grenfell.

Welcoming the appointments, the CMA’s Chief Executive, Andrea Coscelli, said, “I am very pleased to be able to announce these two appointments to our senior team from within the CMA, from a strong field of candidates. Andrea and George both bring extensive experience from outside the CMA, combined with a proven track record within it. They strengthen our team as we prepare ourselves for a bigger role following EU Exit, and to ensure consumers are getting a fair deal from a rapidly evolving business world.”

Mr Coscelli added, “I am also grateful to Rachel Merelie who has been Acting Executive Director during an important period for the CMA.”

Full Content: Gov UK

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