David Currie, Chairman, Competition & Markets Authority

The Competition and Markets Authority is the UK’s primary competition and consumer agency, with a duty to promote competition, both within and outside the UK, for the benefit of consumers. Join us to hear from its founding Chairman, David Currie, who will explore why, in an increasingly complex economy and world, competition still matters – for consumers, for the economy and for government policy. As well as reflecting on some aspects of the CMA’s first three years, he will explore the organisation’s priorities for a critical year ahead, including the challenges to overcome and opportunities to embrace as the UK prepares the leave the European Union.


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  • About the speaker

    David Currie is the Chairman of the Competition and Markets Authority and was appointed in July 2012. He is also Member of the Board of the Dubai Financial Services Authority, and sits on the crossbenches in the House of Lords as Lord Currie of Marylebone. He will commence his term as Chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority in October 2017. Previous career highlights include being the Founding Chairman of Ofcom (2002–09) and Dean at Cass Business School (2001–07).

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