Press release

CMA appoints Deputy Chief Economic Adviser

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today announced the appointment of Kate Collyer as its Deputy Chief Economic Adviser.

Kate Collyer

Kate is currently Economics Director for Markets and Mergers at the CMA and in her new position will continue to report to the CMA’s Chief Economic Adviser, Dr Mike Walker.

The Deputy Chief Economic Adviser will be a key member of the Chief Economic Adviser’s leadership team, with a shared responsibility for leading the economics profession at the CMA and being responsible for the quality of economic work it carries out.

Prior to joining the CMA, Kate was Director of Economic Analysis at the Competition Commission (CC) from 2012, having rejoined the CC after 4 years as Director of Economics at the Cooperation and Competition Panel of the Department of Health. Kate’s early career was as an economic consultant with Lexecon Ltd.

Dr Mike Walker said:

We had very strong competition for this role from private practice, other regulators and internally, but Kate was the outstanding candidate, so I am very pleased that she has accepted the job of Deputy Chief Economic Adviser. I am sure she will be a great success in the role.

Notes for editors

  1. The CMA is the UK’s primary competition and consumer authority. It is an independent non-ministerial government department with responsibility for carrying out investigations into mergers, markets and the regulated industries and enforcing competition and consumer law. From 1 April 2014 it took over the functions of the CC and the competition and certain consumer functions of the Office of Fair Trading, as amended by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.
  2. These appointments were made through fair and open competition and in accordance with Civil Service Commission recruitment principles.
  3. Enquiries should be directed to Rory Taylor (, 020 3738 6798).
  4. For information on the CMA see our homepage, or follow us on Twitter @CMAgovuk, Flickr and LinkedIn.
Published 9 April 2015