Michael has extensive experience applying regulation and competition law in the broadcasting, telecommunications, postal and energy sectors in the UK and Channel Islands.
His previous roles include, Chief Statistician at the SDO (RSA), Head of Macro Economic Assessment at the Office for National Statistics (UK), Head of Strategy and Economic Assessment at the Independent Television Commission (UK) and Senior Manager in the Retail Competition Division, Ofgem (UK). He joined the Guernsey regulator in May 2005 and was appointed to the position of Deputy Director General in December 2007.
Michael holds a diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Warwick. He has a post graduate qualification from King's College, London, in European Competition Law. He holds a first class post graduate Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Natal, South Africa, and a Bachelor of Science degree studying Statistics, Economics and Mathematics from the same university.
Dr Philip Marsden was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the JCRA in September 2010. He is a competition lawyer with a particular interest in abuse of dominance, innovation incentives, consumer welfare, and international competition issues. Philip is a Deputy Chair of the UK Competition and Markets Authority. He is also Professor of Law and Economics at the College of Europe, Bruges, teaching the core LL.M. competition course and is co-founder and General Editor of the European Competition Journal, and the Oxford Competition Law case reporter series. Philip is also a member of the Legal Services Consumer Panel.
From 2003-2014 he was Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London, and Director of its Competition Law Forum. From 2008-2014 he was Non-executive Director on the Board of the UK Office of Fair Trading. A competition official early on in his career, for the last 25 years he has specialised in advice to firms in the fast-moving consumer goods and high technology sectors, and to governments on competition agency effectiveness and decision-making.
A summary of his current interests can be found here.
Hannah was appointed a non executive director of the JCRA and GCRA in March 2014.
Hannah has extensive experience in economic regulation and competition issues, working across a range of industries in the public and private sectors.
She is currently the Managing Director of the newly established Payment Systems Regulator, which has responsibility for regulating the £75 trillion payment systems industry in the UK. Hannah was previously a Senior Partner at Ofgem, the GB gas and electricity regulator. She had particular responsibility for leading the regulation of the local distribution network companies. Whilst at Ofgem, Hannah has lead the development and implementation of RIIO, a new and innovative approach to regulation. She was also Ofgem's Head of Profession for Economics.
Before that, Hannah was Head of Regulatory Economics at the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR), a founding member of CEPA, an economic and financial consultancy, and a Vice President of Deutsche Bank’s global markets economics team.
Interests as at 10 March 2015
- Managing Director - Payment Systems Regulator
- Partner - C Nixon and Partners LLP
Elena joined the JCRA in September 2013 as Office and Accounts Manager. She is responsible for the processing and recording of JCRA and GCRA financial transactions, for the preparation of monthly management accounts for both entities as well as the day-to-day management of the busy Jersey office.
Elena has 6 years experience of preparation and auditing financial statements for a wide variety of local businesses. She has an engineering degree and CAT qualification.
Sarah joined CICRA in October 2014 as Project Manager.
Previously, Sarah was Company Secretary at Andium Homes during the incorporation of the former States Housing Department. Prior to that, she was Group Business Manager for Ports of Jersey (Jersey Harbours and Jersey Airport) where she was extensively involved in the incorporation project and setting up the Shadow Board in 2011. During her time with the States of Jersey, Sarah also worked on secondment with the States of Jersey Law Officers Department.
Sarah completed the Postgraduate Diploma in European Competition Law from Kings College, London in 2016 and has a Graduate Diploma in Law from Nottingham Trent University. She qualified as a Chartered Secretary in 2009 and completed her Chartered Shipbroker's exams in 2000.
Jonathan joined the GCRA (formerly the Office of Utility Regulation) in October 2010. He has worked across the utilities sector and has extensive experience of energy markets and economic regulation.
Jonathan began his career at Ofwat, the UK water industry's economic regulator, where he worked in a range of areas and led work on operating cost analysis and efficiency assessment before becoming Head of Economic Regulation at Northumbrian Water.
He subsequently moved to the energy sector, working on electricity and gas market trading and risk analysis, developing hedging strategies for structured contracts and energy derivatives. His experience of electricity generation ranges from large scale coal and nuclear to small scale oil and renewables. Prior to joining the GCRA Jonathan headed the Strategic Assets team at British Energy. He has a first degree in Physics from Cambridge and a Masters in Environmental Management.
Kevin joined CICRA in April 2014. However, he has previously worked as a consultant for CICRA and for the GCRA and JCRA since 2002.
Kevin has over 25 years' experience of working in the telecommunications industry in various countries. Prior to becoming a consultant in 2000, Kevin held a number of positions in the industry including: management of access network rollout; technical support for GSM and Wi-Max licence bids; project management of the launch of a voice portfolio; management of the launch of a full telecoms product portfolio and product manager for bandwidth products.
Kevin's expertise includes the technical operations of fixed and mobile networks; development and implementation of access and interconnection products; regulatory, technical and operational reviews; due diligence; intra and inter-operator process design and implementation; business process audits and number portability. In addition Kevin has provided expert support in a number of litigation cases relating to the telecoms sector
Kevin completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law from King's College, London in 2015 and has a Masters of Engineering degree in Communications, Information and Electronic Engineering. Kevin is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.