Competition and Markets Authority appoints host of new directors

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has appointed seven new directors, following on from earlier appointments to the CMA board and senior team.

The CMA is a non-ministerial government department which seeks to reduce anti-competitive practices. The body was launched on 1 October of this year to replace the competition commission, and the office of fair trading by 1 April 2014. The new body was established under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.

The seven new appointments are as follows:

Carmel Flatley, Director of Human Resources
Freya Guinness, Director of Organisational Transformation
Jennifer Halliday, Director of Project Management Office
Tim Jarvis, Director of Executive Office, Governance and International
Paul Latham, Director of Strategy, Communications and Devolved Nations
Rebecca , Director of Finance and Commercial
Mario Tsavellas, Director of Business Services

Commenting on the appointments, CMA chief executive Alex Chisholm said:

Today’s appointments are another important stepping stone in the creation of the new authority. I am delighted with the quality of these appointees, who bring with them considerable expertise and skills from both within the competition regime and wider sectors.

These individuals will play a leading role in ensuring the right structure is in place to support the CMA in achieving its priorities. This includes overseeing strategic direction, effective governance and project management in the organisation.