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OFT Board

The OFT Board came into effect on 1 April 2003. The Board gives the OFT strategic vision and perspective, plus the range and depth of experience to ensure that its new powers are matched by proper accountability.

The Board has a duty to keep under review the marketplace for goods and services in the UK with a view to identifying practices or behaviour that may adversely affect consumers' interests, and either take direct remedial action - through, for example, references to the Competition Commission or revocation of consumer credit licences - or make recommendations to ministers for legislative change.

The Board also has a statutory duty to publish advice and information for consumers. The main area of legislation under which the board exercises power is the Enterprise Act 2002, which received royal assent in November 2002.

Board and Committee members
The OFT Board comprises:

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Chairman
Non-executive member
Chief Executive
Non-executive member
Non-executive member
Non-executive member
Non-executive member
OFT Committee members

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OFT Audit and Risk Assurance Committee members

  • Anthony Lea (Chair)
  • Alan Giles
  • Philip Marsden

Read more about the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee

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OFT Executive Committee members

  • Vivienne Dews (Chair)
  • Frances Barr 
  • David Fisher
  • Ann Pope

Read the Executive Committee's Terms of Reference (pdf 109kb)

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OFT Policy Committee members

  • Vivienne Dews (Chair)  
  • Frances Barr
  • Chris Walters
  • Ann Pope
  • Nisha Arora
  • Stephen Blake
  • David Fisher
  • Claudia Berg
  • Ed Smith

Read the Policy Committee's Terms of Reference (pdf 82kb)

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OFT Remuneration Committee members

  • Philip Collins (Chair)
  • Alan Giles
  • Philip Marsden

Read the Remuneration Committee's terms of reference (pdf 50kb)

Board expenses and meeting minutes

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Board members' expenses
Details of Board members' expenses by financial quarter.
OFT Board minutes
Access to monthly OFT Board meeting minutes dating back to 2003.
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