Panel Member Non-Executive Director

Kirstin Baker CBE



Kirstin was appointed Panel Member Non-executive Director of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on 1 September 2018.

Kirstin had a long career in the civil service and was most recently HM Treasury’s Finance and Commercial Director. Earlier in her career Kirstin was part of the senior team leading the Treasury’s response to the banking crisis and was awarded a CBE for this work.

Kirstin has also worked as a competition official in the European Commission, as an EU policy adviser in the Cabinet Office and as a senior civil servant in the Scottish Government, leading work on infrastructure investment banks.

Panel Member Non-Executive Director

Panel Member Non-Executive Directors of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Board play an important role in setting up the organisation, working with the chair and chief executive.

As board members, they are also responsible for:

  • setting the organisation’s strategic direction and policy framework
  • developing priorities
  • monitoring performance against its objectives
  • ensuring the good running and independence of the panel system
  • making decisions on Market Investigation References