CMA ramps us criminal enforcement capacity

Posted at November 10, 2014 | Categories : News

As part of a recruitment drive to grow its criminal enforcement capacity, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has appointed two new directors to its Cartels and Criminal Group (CCG).

David Harper has been appointed as Director of Intelligence, joining from the Metropolitan Police to develop and lead the cartel intelligence team and manage intelligence-led investigations.

Emma Lindsay, who is currently an assistant director in CCG, has been appointed as Director of Criminal Enforcement and will be primarily responsible for directing criminal cartel cases.

Sonya Branch, CMA Executive Director of Enforcement, comments: “The CMA is acting increasingly like a mainstream criminal enforcement agency. Our most recent activity includes the ongoing prosecutions in the galvanised steel tanks cartel case and successful prosecutions for unlawful pyramid selling under consumer protection law.

“These two appointments are among a number of additional senior posts that we are creating as part of an investment in building up the CMA’s intelligence, investigation and enforcement capacity further.”