The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced two new senior appointments. Following an internal promotion, Lucilia Falsarella Pereira, previously an Assistant Director at the CMA, has already started in her new position, as has Fred Houwen, who joined the Competition and Markets Authority from Reckitt Benckiser on 3 January 2017. Tim Geer will join from NHS Improvement on 30 January.

Daniel Gordon, CMA Senior Director, Markets, said: “Lucilia and Fred will initially focus on our enforcement work, while, at first, we expect Tim to work on mergers and market cases. We had a very competitive field for these important positions and these very high-calibre recruits bring a wealth of experience and expertise which, I am sure, will increase the impact and effectiveness of the CMA and its work. I am delighted to congratulate Lucilia on her well-deserved promotion and to welcome Tim and Fred.”