Kate Collyer has been named as the first deputy chief economic adviser at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), it was announced today.
Currently the CMA’s economics director for Markets and Mergers, Collyer will work with the leadership team and will share responsibility for leading the economics profession at the CMA, as well as ensuring the quality of economic work it carries out.
A CMA spokesperson told CSW that Collyer is expected to take up the post at the end of April and that recruitment for a new economics director will begin shortly.
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Speaking of Collyer’s appointment, the CMA’s chief economic adviser Dr Mike Walker said: “We had very strong competition for this role from private practice, other regulators and internally, but Kate was the outstanding candidate, so I am very pleased that she has accepted the job of deputy chief economic adviser. I am sure she will be a great success in the role.”