Press release

Appointments to the Board of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

Lord David Currie has been reappointed as Chairman of the Board of the Competition and Markets Authority for a further 2 years.

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The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, has reappointed David Currie as Chairman of the Board of the Competition and Markets Authority.

The appointment has been made in accordance with the Ministerial Governance Code on Public Appointments.

David Currie was first appointed Chairman of the CMA on 1 October 2013. His reappointment commences on 3 September 2017 for a further 2 years.

Further information

  1. The CMA is a non-ministerial department created under the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act (ERRA) 2013. It is the principal competition authority in the UK. It took over in April 2014 from its predecessors, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission (CC).
  2. The Board for the CMA comprises a Chairman and 10 members.
  3. All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.
  4. Remuneration for the role is £123,333.20 per annum based on a time commitment of approximately 104 days.
  5. Biographical details of Lord Currie can be found on GOV.UK.
Published 28 March 2017