His role will include chairing groups of CMA panel members making decisions on Phase 2 merger inquiries, market investigations and regulatory appeals. Panel members bring their experience of competition, economics, regulation, business, public policy and consumer law to the CMA’s decision-taking.
Stuart will take up his role from 2 April 2018.
He brings with him a wealth of experience, having had a successful career as an economist specialising in regulatory economics, including as an executive Board Member and Group Director at Ofcom, the communications regulator.
He also held senior positions in several private sector organisations including PwC and IBM.
He has served as a panel member at the CMA since
October 2017, following an appointment process run by BEIS and in accordance with the requirements set down in the Commissioner for Public Appointment’s Code of Practice.