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UK Regulator Appoints Specialists To Tackle Digital Markets

 |  February 24, 2023

UK’s competition regulator has appointed specialists in Big Tech and online competition to to help it work through the dominance of some of the world’s most powerful firms. 

Recently the UK announced that the CMA is to be given new powers to tackle problems in online markets more rapidly, and ensure consumers benefit from free and fair competition.

Will Hayter, Senior Director for the Digital Markets Unit at the CMA, said “We’re working to ensure that UK consumers and businesses continue to enjoy the benefits of online innovation, which can only come from fair competition.”

Related: UK Watchdog Pushes Back Digital Markets Crackdown

The experts advising the CMA are:

  • Professor Annabelle Gawer – chaired Professor in Digital Economy and Director of the Centre of Digital Economy at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey
  • Professor Anja Lambrecht – Professor of Marketing, London Business School
  • Professor Neil Lawrence – DeepMind Professor of Machine Learning at the University of Cambridge, Senior AI Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute
  • Geoffrey Myers – Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Former Director of Competition Economics at Ofcom.
  • Mark Nottingham – Expert in Internet standards, contributor to the Internet Engineering Task Force and Member of the Board of Directors for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
  • Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt – Principal of Jesus College, Oxford and Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. Chair of the Open Data Institute.
  • Rod Sims AO – Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, at the Australian National University. Former Chair of The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
  • Dina Srinivasan – Researcher and lawyer. Fellow, Thurman Arnold Project, Yale University
  • Dr Mahlet Zimeta – Data and technology policy expert, previously Head of Public Policy at the Open Data Institute and Senior Policy Adviser at the Royal Society