CMA creates deputy general counsel role to help manage new powers

Jessica Radke appointed to new role, which "reflects the increase in workload and responsibilities that the CMA has taken on recently"
Jessica Radke. Photo: CMA

By Tevye Markson

27 Dec 2023

The Competition and Markets Authority has created a new deputy general counsel role to help the organisation handle increased workload and responsibilities.

Jessica Radke, who has been a part of the regulator’s litigation team since 2017 and was most recently senior director for litigation, will be appointed to the role, the CMA announced today.

Radke will report to the general counsel, with both responsible for delivering first-class legal and policy advice across the CMA’s casework.

Sarah Cardell, chief executive of the CMA, said: “This exciting new position reflects the increase in workload and responsibilities that the CMA has taken on recently. 

“Jessica brings a wealth of experience and insight to this role and will continue to be a real asset to the CMA’s senior leadership team.”

Radke said she is “really excited to take up this new role at a time when the CMA is preparing to take on greater powers”.

“Over the last few years I’ve enjoyed working with some really talented colleagues in the litigation unit and look forward to continuing to work with a brilliant legal team to deliver for UK businesses and consumers,” she added.

Radke will take up her new role in early 2024.

The process to finalise the appointments of the general counsel and executive director for digital markets regulation are ongoing and the CMA expects these appoints to be confirmed in early 2024

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