Competition and Markets Authority
Business, Innovation and Skills
Vincent Cable (The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; Twickenham, Liberal Democrat)
I am pleased to announce Alex Chisholm as the new chief executive-designate of the Competition and Markets Authority. This follows the appointment of Lord Currie as chair-designate on
Alex Chisholm will commence his appointment on
The appointment has been made in accordance with the Civil Service Commissioner’s recruitment principles.
Alex Chisholm is currently commissioner and chairperson of the Commission for Communications Regulation, Ireland. He has been communications commissioner since October 2007, and chairperson of the commission since February 2010. Since April 2011, Alex has also served as chair of the economic regulators network in Ireland.
Prior to joining ComReg, Alex held a number of executive positions in the media, IT and communications industries. He began his career at the Department for Trade and Industry and spent four years at the Office of Fair Trading, specialising in competition and the communications and financial services sectors.
A copy of Alex Chisholm’s biography will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.