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Advisory Board

The CCP Advisory Board advises on general strategy to ensure that the Centre achieves its scientific aims and objectives.

It brings together leaders in the field with both practical and academic expertise.


   CHAIR: Thomas Sharpe QC

Thomas Sharpe is a specialist in all aspects of EU/competition law.

Practice covers large scale international cartel proceedings, allegations of abuse of dominant position, state aid, state immunity and state sanctions, UK and EC merger proceedings, and extensive regulatory work (particularly energy and utilities) over charges and licence modifications for a wide variety of British, American, German and French clients, including judicial review proceedings.

This involves frequent appearances in the ECJ, CFI, Competition Commission and UK High Court.

Thomas Sharpe also has a very extensive energy and telecommunication practice in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Caribbean and in Hong Kong.

A graduate of Trinity Hall, Cambridge he is qualified in both Economics and Law and is retained particularly where complex issues of law and economics are involved. He brings considerable experience from having held various academic appointments in the UK and US (visiting professor in anti-trust, University of California), and as a Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford until starting to practise in 1987. He is a frequent lecturer in the IEA/LBS regulation annual lecture series, to the Law Society European Group, and to the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is a past contributor to Halsbury’s Laws (European Law) and the LQR, CMLR, Eur L Rev and other legal journals and to symposia and published lectures in regulation. He is on the advisory or editorial boards of the European Competition Journal, Concurrences-Revue des droits de la concurrence, and the Centre for Competition Policy, UEA.


   Kate Collyer, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

Kate Collyer is Deputy Chief Economic Adviser in the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), where she is responsible for the quality and standard of economic advice in the CMA’s market and merger investigations. Kate was Director of Economics in the Competition Commission where she provided economic advice on a wide range of market and merger investigations in many different sectors in the UK. Before joining the Competition Commission, Kate was Director of Economics and Deputy Director at the Cooperation and Competition Panel (CCP) (now Monitor).

At the CCP Kate led a large number of merger and competition investigations in the NHS and her research on hospital choice and merger simulation has been published in the Economic Journal. Kate has also worked as an economic consultant advising on antitrust and merger investigations in a range of sectors in the UK, Europe and US.


   Paul Fisher, Bank of England

Paul Fisher was appointed Deputy Head of the PRA and Executive Director for Supervisory Risk Specialists and Regulatory Operations on 1 June 2014. In this role, Paul is responsible for a number of cross-cutting operations within the PRA. Paul is a member of several senior management committees of the Bank and he has been appointed to the PRA Board from 1st September 2015.

Paul joined the Bank in 1990, having previously worked at the University of Warwick between 1980 and 1990 where he specialised in research on macroeconomic models. He has been part of the Bank's senior staff since 1995, positions including:

  • Executive Director, Insurance Supervision, August 2014-March 2015.
  • Executive Director, Markets and member of the Monetary Policy Committee March 2009- July 2014.
  • Member of the Interim Financial Policy Committee, 2011-2013.
  • Head of Foreign Exchange Division (FED) 2002- 2009.
  • Private Secretary to the late Governor, Sir Edward George, 1999-2002.
  • Head of the Conjunctural Assessment and Projections Division 1995-1999.

Paul has written extensively on the Bank’s operations, monetary policy, financial markets, exchange rates and modelling of the UK economy. He achieved a BSc in economics with statistics at the University of Bristol in 1980, an MA in economics (1983) and a PhD in macroeconomic modelling (1990), both from the University of Warwick.

Paul is also chairman of the ifs University College and a visiting professor at Richmond, the American International University in London.


   Professor Amelia Fletcher, Centre for Competition Policy

Amelia is Professor of Competition Policy at the Centre for Competition Policy. She is also a Non-Executive Director at the Financial Conduct Authority. She was previously Chief Economist at the Office of Fair Trading (2001-2013), where she also spent time leading the OFT's Mergers and Competition Policy teams. Before joining the OFT, she was an economic consultant at Frontier Economics (1999-2001) and London Economics (1993-1999).

Amelia has written and presented widely on competition and consumer policy. In her ongoing research, she has a particular interest in the implications for competition and consumer policy of behavioural economics and online markets. She is also developing an online distance-learning MSc in competition policy to be offered to practitioners internationally. She has a DPhil and MPhil in economics from Nuffield College, Oxford and has been on the Councils of the Royal Economic Society and the Association of Competition Economics and on the advisory panel for the ESRC Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution (ELSE).


   Professor Morten Hviid, Centre for Competition Policy

Morten Hviid is the Director of the Centre for Competition Policy (since August 2011) as well as one of its founding members. He joined UEA Law School in September 2004. Prior to joining the Law School he held posts in the Economics Departments at University of Copenhagen and University of Warwick and in the School of Economic and Social Studies, University of East Anglia.

Morten holds an MA and a PhD in Economics from University of Warwick as well as an economic degree from University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has been a visiting Scholar at Yale University, University of California Berkeley and University of Copenhagen. 

Morten is a former editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics and associate editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization. He is also a former member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE).


  Jacqueline Minor, European Commission

A lawyer by training, Jacqueline Minor began her career in the European Institutions at the Court of Justice in 1984. Since then she has covered different roles in both the Commission and the Court of Justice. She took up her post as Head of the Commission’s Representation in the UK on 16th February 2013.

From 1st August 2014 she is also a Member of the Board of Governors of the University of Brighton.


  Professor Howard Shelanski, Georgtown University Law Centre, Washington DC


  Howard Grand, Aviva

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