Press release

Competition and markets authority announces further wave of director appointments

Eleven new directors have been appointed to the CMA from the existing senior staff of the Competition Commission (CC) and Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

They will work across the Enforcement or Markets and Mergers Directorates, and also the Office of General Counsel.

The new appointees in the Directorates are:

  • Peter Barron, Project/Inquiry Director
  • Julie Bon, Director of Economics
  • Stephanie Canet, Project/Inquiry Director
  • Juliette Enser, Director of Cartel Enforcement
  • Christiane Kent, Project/Inquiry Director
  • Adam Land, Project /Inquiry Director
  • James MacBeth, Project/Inquiry Director
  • Dan Moore, Project/Inquiry Director
  • Nenad Njegovan, Director of Economics
  • Natalie Timan, Director of Economics
  • Simon Constantine, Director of Competition and Markets Policy

CMA Chief Executive, Alex Chisholm, said:

These appointments add to an already strong senior team who will help lead the new organisation. Their relevant knowledge, strong skills and deep experience brought with them from the OFT and CC will give continuity to CMA cases and projects. I look forward to working with each of them when we open for business in April.

The CMA is recruiting further senior staff to fill remaining vacancies in its management structure. These will include Project/Inquiry Directors, Director of Litigation, Economics Directors and a Director of Financial and Business Analysis. Further details will be available on the homepage shortly.

The CMA has also matched a large majority of existing non-senior CC and OFT staff to roles within the new organisation.

Today’s appointments follow previous announcements on CMA Board members, Senior Executive Team and other senior appointments.

For more information on the CMA see its homepage or follow us via our Twitter account @CMAgovuk and LinkedIn page.

Notes for editors

  1. Media enquiries to be directed to Russell Guthrie on 020 7211 8899 or Siobhan Allen on 207 271 0242.
  2. The CMA will continue to update its organogram as further appointments are made.
  3. Biographies (in the order they appear above):

Peter Barron joined the CC in 2005 as a Senior Business Adviser. In the last 3 years he has acted as Inquiry Director on several merger investigations (in clinical waste, oil distribution, casinos, soft drinks and laser eye surgery) and a telecommunications price control appeal. Prior to joining the CC he held a number of corporate development positions in the utilities, oil and business services sectors.

Julie Bon joined the CC in 2002. She holds a PhD in Industrial Economics from the European University Institute in Florence. Since joining the CC she has worked as an Economic Adviser on many merger and market inquiries, including Ticketmaster/Live Nation, the PPI remittal and Anglo-Lafarge merger inquiry. Most recently, she was the Lead Economist on the Aggregates, Cement and Ready-mix market investigation.

Stephanie Canet joined the CC in 2004 as a business adviser and has recently led 4 merger inquiries. She previously held various posts as a strategist at the BBC and in consulting.

Juliette Enser is currently a Director in the OFT’s Cartels directorate. Juliette, an experienced competition lawyer, has worked in the OFT’s Cartels and Criminal Enforcement Group since 2010. She has taken a leading role in a range of cartel investigations under the Competition Act and has been central to developing and implementing cartels policy. Prior to joining the OFT, Juliette worked in private practice.

Christiane Kent is currently an Inquiry Director at the CC leading on the private healthcare market investigation. She was previously a Director at the OFT in both the Cartels branch and the previous Goods and pharmaceuticals branch of the competition enforcement division of the OFT. Prior to joining the OFT she was a Senior Associate at the international law firm Linklaters & Alliance.

Adam Land joined the CC in May 2004 and has worked on numerous merger and market investigations. Before becoming Director of Remedies and Business Analysis in 2007, he worked in the Economics team and acted as Head of Policy Analysis. Adam joined the CC from HM Treasury, where he worked on the Cruickshank review of banking, the Barker review of housing supply as well as various other aspects of UK and European microeconomic policy. Before that, Adam was at OFT for 5 years, where he evaluated mergers and competition issues in financial services.

James MacBeth graduated as an economist before obtaining an MSc in economics, econometrics and finance. After joining the Civil Service Fast Stream, James has had a varied career working on strategy, advocacy, policy, research and enforcement projects at the OFT and in central government. He joined the OFT in 2001 and since then has led a wide range of competition and consumer enforcement cases as well as market studies.

Dan Moore has been a Director in the OFT’s Goods and Consumer Group since 2013, after having been an Assistant Director in that Group since 2010. Since joining the OFT in 2004, he has led various competition projects, including projects in the pharmaceutical, retail and financial services sectors.

Nenad Njegovan is currently Economics Director in the Office of the Chief Economist at the OFT. He joined the OFT in August 2012 as Assistant Director (Economist) in the Services, Infrastructure and Public Markets Group. Prior to joining the OFT, Nenad was Head of Economic Analysis in Ofgem’s enforcement and competition policy team. He also worked at the Competition Commission as an economic advisor providing advice and analysis on mergers, market studies and regulatory appeals.

Natalie Timan is an Economics Director in the Goods and Consumer Group of the OFT. Natalie has held various roles ranging from working in the Office of the Chief Economist (which included work on behavioural economics), the Services division and the Mergers division. In 2012 she was seconded to the Competition Commission as Director of Economics. Natalie recently worked on the OFT’s advice to the Chancellor concerning the impact on competition of the divestments by RBS and Lloyds and is working on the SME Banking Market Study.

Simon Constantine is an Assistant Director in the Policy Group of the OFT. His recent work includes involvement in the formulation of merger review procedural and jurisdictional guidance for the CMA and the OFT’s updated competition law investigation procedures. Prior to joining the OFT in April 2012, Simon was a Senior Associate in the Antitrust, Competition and Trade department of city law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Manchester.