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Monitor appoints new non-executive director

Iain Osborne has been appointed as a non-executive director of the health sector regulator, Monitor.

Iain Osborne, who is currently Group Director for regulatory policy at the Civil Aviation Authority, is an experienced regulatory expert having led the work between UK economic regulators before the formation of the current UK Regulators Network.

Starting his career at the Department for Trade and Industry, he has also previously been Chief Executive of Northern Ireland’s utility regulator, where he created new regimes for water and energy regulation, and been seconded to the European Commission’s competition directorate.

Baroness Hanham, interim Chairman of Monitor, said today:

I warmly welcome Iain to Monitor. He has been at the forefront of developments in regulation in a number of different fields and this experience will be invaluable to the board, particularly on the decisions which have to be taken as we move Monitor forward to its wider role.

His experience complements that of other non-executive directors, who have clinical and health care management experience, to ensure that there are a number of different voices around the board table.