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Senior appointments to CMA’s Digital Markets Unit

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today announced 3 senior appointments to help lead preparations for the new digital markets competition regime. 

The passing of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers (DMCC) Act in May granted the CMA new responsibilities to promote competition through a new, forward-looking digital markets competition regime. The 3 senior directors will lead the CMA’s preparations as it gets ready for the new regime, which is expected to come into force later this year. 

The senior directors are:

Cat Batchelor

Cat, an existing director at the CMA, has been leading work to prepare for the new digital markets competition regime. Cat previously led the Digital Markets Taskforce, providing advice to the government on the design and implementation of pro-competition measures prior to the introduction of the DMCC legislation. Before the CMA Cat worked in a range of roles at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), considering competition and innovation in financial services.

Tania Van den Brande

Tania will join the CMA from Ofcom later this year. Tania leads Ofcom’s work in digital markets, including its recent market study into cloud services as well as supporting the implementation of the new Online Safety Act.

Euan MacMillan

Euan, also an existing director at the CMA, has been responsible for leading work to prepare for the new digital regime. Euan has previously worked around the world on economic analysis, programming, and policy – including through postings to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Pakistan.

Welcoming the appointments, Will Hayter, Executive Director for Digital Markets, said:

This is a genuinely exciting time to work at the CMA as we drive forward preparations for the new pro-competition digital markets regime. 

I congratulate Cat and Euan on their promotions and warmly welcome Tania, who is bringing a wealth of digital markets experience from Ofcom. 

They are part of a brilliant team we are building to oversee a new, targeted regime – ensuring we will be best placed to tackle harmful practices and deliver positive outcomes for people, businesses and the UK economy.

Notes to editors:  

For media enquiries, contact the CMA press office on 020 3738 6460 or [email protected].

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