Permanent Secretary

Alex Chisholm

Biography

Alex Chisholm became Permanent Secretary for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in September 2016. Prior to that he was Joint Permanent Secretary for BEIS.

He is also:

  • Trustee and Deputy Chair at the international charity Breadline Africa

Previous career highlights include:

  • Permanent Secretary for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
  • Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
  • Chairperson and Commissioner of Ireland’s communications regulatory agency, ComReg
  • Chair of the Economic Regulators Network in Ireland
  • senior executive positions in the media, technology and e-commerce industries, with Pearson plc, Financial Times Group, eCountries Inc and Ecceleration Ltd

Permanent Secretary

The Permanent Secretary is responsible for leading the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Previous roles in government

  1. Joint Permanent Secretary, BEIS

    • 2016 to 2016
  2. Permanent Secretary, DECC

    • 2016 to 2016
  3. Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority

    • 2013 to 2016

Announcements

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  1. Alex Chisholm on the CMA’s performance and prospects

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  2. Alex Chisholm on the CMA’s achievements over the last 2 years

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  3. Alex Chisholm on the role of consumer enforcers in a changing environment

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  4. Alex Chisholm: how competition helps to grow tomorrow’s entrepreneurs

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  5. Alex Chisholm on consumer engagement in a digital world

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  6. Alex Chisholm speaks about online platform regulation

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  7. Alex Chisholm speaks about data and trust in digital markets

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  8. Alex Chisholm speaks about competition and politics

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  9. Alex Chisholm's reflections on the CMA's first year

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  10. Alex Chisholm speaks about digital technology

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