Appointment of New CMA Panel Inquiry Chairs
The CMA has appointed Margot Daly and Richard Feasey as Inquiry Chairs
Inquiry Chairs are members of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Panel of independent experts who bring their experience of competition, economics, regulation and business to the CMA’s decision-taking. They chair Phase 2 merger inquiries, market investigations and regulatory references and appeals. The new appointees will join the CMA’s current four Inquiry Chairs.
Ms Daly joined the CMA Panel in May 2020. She has over 20 years of operating experience in digital technology, disruptive business models, enterprise transformation and has more than 10 years of regulatory experience. This includes working as a CEO of a FTSE-listed media and technology company, and as a member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Ms Daly is currently a non-executive director and chair of the Audit & Risk Committee at the Navy, Army and Airforce Institute. She is also a trustee of GamCare. Ms Daly will take up her role in September 2021.
Mr Feasey has served as a CMA Panel member since October 2017. He has 25 years’ corporate experience, including 12 years as Director at Vodafone, engaging with regulators, politicians and competition authorities on market regulation, mergers and antitrust in Europe, the US and Asia. He is currently a Senior Adviser to the Payment Systems Regulator and a Research Fellow at the Centre on Regulation in Europe. He is also a Commissioner at the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales. Mr Feasey started his role on14 April 2021.
The CMA selected its Inquiry Chairs from the CMA Panel in a fair and open competition. The CMA Panel appointment process is run by BEIS, in accordance with the requirements set down in the Commissioner for Public Appointment’s Code of Practice.
Martin Coleman, who chairs the CMA Panel, said:
Richard and Margot bring extensive experience as senior executives in major UK businesses and expertise in competition policy to their new roles, as we take on wider responsibilities to protect British consumers and businesses following the UK’s exit from the EU.