Notes to editors
- At BEIS, Kate sets strategic direction and oversees the economic analysis for ministers on energy, climate change and market frameworks, including labour markets, competition, regulation and consumer policy. In addition, Kate is head of profession, leading all of BEIS’ economists. Kate sits on the board of the Low Carbon Contracts Company and Electricity Settlements Company, which are owned by the Secretary of State for BEIS to deliver the Government’s electricity market reform. Kate was previously Deputy Chief Economic Adviser at the Competition and Markets Authority. Before that, Kate was Director of Economics, Market and Mergers at the CMA. Kate held roles at the Competition Commission and started her career at Lexecon (now CRA Consulting). Kate holds degrees from UCL and LSE.
- On 1 April 2013, the FCA became responsible for the conduct supervision of all regulated financial firms and the prudential supervision of those not supervised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).
- The FCA has an overarching strategic objective of ensuring the relevant markets function well. To support this, it has three operational objectives: to secure an appropriate degree of protection for consumers; to protect and enhance the integrity of the UK financial system; and to promote effective competition in the interests of consumers.
- Find out more information about the FCA.
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