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UK’s M&A Watchdog Appoints First Female CEO for Interim Role

  • CMA’s top lawyer will take over from Andrea Coscelli in July
  • Search begins for permanent CEO of the high profile regulator
Sarah Cardell
Sarah CardellSource: UK Government
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The UK has appointed the first woman as head of the nation’s antitrust watchdog, as it searches for a permanent chief to steer the increasingly aggressive regulator.

Sarah Cardell, who currently serves as the Competition and Markets Authority’s most senior lawyer, will take over the role from chief executive Andrea Coscelli on an interim basis when he steps down in July after six years, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said in a statement on Friday. The UK has now began the recruitment process for a new permanent CEO.