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Dr John Fingleton

John Fingleton

Innovate UK member

John Fingleton

John Fingleton

John Fingleton was Chief Executive of the Office of Fair Trading from 2005 to 2012, having previously run the Irish Competition Authority.

In government, he oversaw merger regulation, enforcement of competition rules, consumer protection, and credit regulation. He was a strong advocate for consumer protection, the removal of anticompetitive government regulation, and supply side reforms to improve productivity growth.  He was chair of the International Competition Network from 2009 to 2012.

He started his career as an academic economist at the London School of Economics, Trinity College Dublin and the University of Chicago, working on game theory, economics of industry, and market regulation.

John chairs the Risk, Audit, and Compliance committee at Coles, an Australian supermarket, and is trustee of three charities, the Centre for Economic Policy Research, StepChange, and Kaleidoscope Trust.