The Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities (CICRA) has appointed Hannah Nixon as a non-executive director.
She will replace Peter Neville who served on the board of the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) and the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority (GCRA) since April 2012.
Ms Nixon has extensive knowledge of economic regulation and competition law having worked across a range of industries in the UK in both the public and private sectors.
She is currently a senior partner at Ofgem, the GB gas and electricity regulator, with particular responsibility for leading the regulation of the local distribution network companies. Whilst at Ofgem, Ms Nixon has lead the development and implementation of RIIO, a new and innovative approach to regulation which is designed to ensure consumers pay a fair price for secure and sustainable energy supplies.
Prior to joining Ofgem in 2008, Ms Nixon was Head of Regulatory Economics at the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR). She was also a founding member of Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) an economic and financial consultancy and a Vice President of Deutsche Bank’s global markets economics team.
CICRA chairman, Mark Boleat, said “Hannah is a respected figure within the world of economic regulation and brings with her a wealth of experience in delivering innovative and pragmatic regulatory solutions, in the UK”.
“Her knowledge and experience will be a real asset to the board as CICRA continues to promote value, choice and quality in the goods and services available to consumers in the Channel Islands”
Ms Nixon said: “I’m looking forward to contributing to the continued development of CICRA and ensuring the delivery of first-class outcomes for the Channel Islands economies and the local residents”.
Ms Nixon’s board appointment is for three years from 13 March 2014.