The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today announced two appointments to its senior team.
Andrea Gomes da Silva becomes Executive Director for Markets & Mergers. Currently the CMA’s Senior Legal Director for Markets, Mergers & Regulatory Appeals, Andrea takes up her new post immediately.
The role was made vacant by Andrea Coscelli’s promotion to Chief Executive. In her new position, Andrea will join the CMA’s Senior Executive Team and will sit on the CMA Board.
George Lusty, currently a Project Director at the CMA, is appointed as Senior Director, Consumer Protection, replacing Nisha Arora who has joined the Financial Conduct Authority.
He will oversee work on the CMA’s enforcement of consumer protection laws and coordinate relationships with the wider landscape of consumer organisations, joining the Enforcement Senior Leadership Team led by Executive Director, Michael Grenfell.
Welcoming the appointments, the CMA’s Chief Executive, Andrea Coscelli, said: “I am very pleased to be able to announce these two appointments to our senior team from within the CMA, from a strong field of candidates.
“Andrea and George both bring extensive experience from outside the CMA, combined with a proven track record within it. They strengthen our team as we prepare ourselves for a bigger role following EU Exit, and to ensure consumers are getting a fair deal from a rapidly evolving business world.”
Coscelli added: “I am also grateful to Rachel Merelie who has been Acting Executive Director during an important period for the CMA.”
Andrea Gomes da Silva said: “I am delighted to be taking up this role at an important moment for the organisation. Ensuring the CMA is fit for purpose for Brexit and remains able to deliver good outcomes for UK consumers through its mergers and markets work matters greatly. I look forward to working with the many excellent colleagues in those areas, and with businesses, consumer groups and a wide range of others to rise to this challenge.”
George Lusty said: “Having seen first-hand the difference that the CMA’s work can make, I am incredibly excited to be taking on this role. I look forward to working with my talented and dedicated colleagues, and partner consumer organisations, to tackle unfair terms and practices facing people across the UK.”