UK Government

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Interim Chair for the Competition Commission

Press Release   •   Oct 28, 2010 13:19 BST

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is announcing that it has extended Peter Freeman’s appointment as Chair of the Competition Commission until 6 May 2011.

Thereafter, BIS will make an interim appointment to replace Peter Freeman while the Government consults on how to merge the Competition Commission with the competition and markets investigation functions of the Office of Fair Trading.

This approach will ensure that the Competition Commission will continue to have appropriate senior leadership.

Notes to editors:

1. Peter Freeman was appointed Chairman in 2006, having been a member since May 2003 and a Deputy Chairman since September 2003.

2. For further information, please call Siobhan Allen at the Competition Commission on 020 7271 0242 or

3. BIS' online newsroom contains the latest press notices, speeches, as well as video and images for download. It also features an up to date list of BIS press office contacts. See for more information.


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