Authorisations and Waivers

Emma Wood

Emma Wood works as a legal consultant and has extensive experience working both as an in-house solicitor and a lecturer in law and legal skills at Universities in the UK and EU.  Her legal practice focuses on commercial contract and IT law, and she has academic expertise in EU law (holding a Master of Laws in European and Comparative Law from the University of Ghent, Belgium, where she has also taught).

Emma is passionate about increasing access to justice and improving mental health within the legal profession.  She has been involved in various pro bono projects and is currently in the process of setting up a free legal advice clinic.

Competition and Economics

James Harvey (jointly with Sam Williams)

James Harvey is a Director and co-founder of Economic Insight Limited, a specialist economics consultancy firm.  He is a competition economist and has led the economic analysis on numerous European Commission and UK competition cases for over twenty years.  James also provides extensive board-level advice to regulators and companies on the competition and regulatory issues associated with liberalising markets, as well as being engaged as an expert economist in commercial disputes.

James has a BSc in Economics from Cardiff University and an MSc in Economics (with distinction) from the University of York.  He has published in various journals, including the European Competition Law Review, which he edits.  He is also listed in the Who’s Who Legal publications for competition economics.

Sam Williams (jointly with James Harvey)

Sam Williams is a Director of Economic Insight, a specialist economics consultancy firm, which he co-founded in 2011.  He is a professional economist who advises extensively in relation to economic regulation, competition law and business strategy.

Prior to founding Economic Insight, Sam headed up the economics team at Royal Mail Group and before that, was a consultant at Frontier Economics.  Sam frequently advises firms on key strategic issues at a senior level, working with Boards and Chief Executives.  Over his career his clients have included HM Treasury, Tesco, Thames Water, HSBC, and Three Mobile.  In addition to his role at Economic Insight, Sam is a member of the CMA’s cost of capital panel.

Sam read Economics and Politics at Warwick before completing an MSc in Economics for Development at Pembroke College, Oxford.

Dr Paolo Siciliani

Paolo is a competition expert at the Bank of England (Prudential Regulation Authority). Prior to joining the Bank, he was Chief Economist at the BBC Trust for three years, after spending three years at the Office of Fair Trading as an economic adviser. Beforehand, he worked at Vodafone Group as a regulatory economist and in economic consultancies.

Paolo has published in the Review of Industrial Organization, World Competition, Journal of Competition Law & Economics, Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, European Law Review, the Antitrust Bulletin, and has recently coauthored books published by OUP and Hart Publishing.

He graduated from Bocconi University in business administration, holds a post-graduate masters in international economics and finance from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and completed a PhD in law and economics at University College London. His research is currently focused on digital competition and on the interaction between competition and finance.

Competition Law, and Information Law and Data Protection

Professor Suzanne Rab

Professor Suzanne Rab is a barrister at Serle Court Chambers. Suzanne has wide experience of competition law and regulatory matters combining cartel regulation, commercial practices, intellectual property (IP) exploitation, merger control, public procurement, subsidy control / State aid and data protection.

She has significant experience of advising on the development, implementation and application of new competition laws and regulatory regimes in line with international best practices. She also has wide experience of EU and UK information rights and data protection law, advising public and private organisations.

With over 25 years of legal experience first in private practice as a solicitor prior to joining the bar in 2013, she has held positions at magic circle and leading international antitrust practices. She has also held the role of director at PricewaterhouseCoopers working within its strategy, economics and forensics teams.

Suzanne has published extensively on comparative competition law and regulatory matters. She is also Professor of Commercial Law and Practice Chair at Brunel University London, a lecturer in law at the University of Oxford, and a visiting Professor at Imperial College Business School.  She is also a non-executive director of the Legal Aid Agency, an expert panel member of the UK Regulators Network, a member of the board of the Press Recognition Panel and a panel member of the Office for the Internal Market. Suzanne is accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, the International Mediation Institute and the Civil Mediation Council.

Suzanne has published extensively on comparative competition law and regulatory matters.

Consumer Affairs

Stewart Horne

Stew is Head of Policy at the Energy Saving Trust - an independent organisation working to address the climate emergency.  He was previously Head of Energy Networks and Systems at Citizens Advice, representing consumers in areas from consumer protection to highly technical utility network price controls. His team was awarded 2018 Charity Times “Campaigning Team of the Year” for their successful work on energy network price controls.

Stew has worked across a wide range of consumer policy areas, starting in central government working on areas such as digital television switchover and nutritional labelling on food before moving into energy policy.

Stew has a BA Politics, Economics and Philosophy, and an MA Political Philosophy from University of York.

Laura Simons

Laura is a strategic communications consultant with a background in consumer affairs and campaigning. She has worked on a wide range of issues including legal services and professional regulation. She is also an experienced non-executive director and currently sits on the General Dental Council, the regulator for dental professionals.

Laura has worked in a number of high profile consumer organisations, including Citizens Advice and Which? She has also held senior positions at the Food Standards Agency and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

As a consultant she works with a variety of clients mostly in the not-for-profit sector. In 2013 she was commissioned by the BSB to develop a consumer engagement programme which is now embedded in day-to-day operations.

Equality and Diversity

Marie Pye

Marie has been involved in equality, diversity and inclusion in the public sector for over 30 years and has been involved with a wide range of organisations.  She worked for 7 years for the Disability Rights Commission initially as Head of Policy and then leading all of the work of the organisation developing the public sector equality duty.

Since leaving the DRC Marie has spent some time undertaking a range of public appointments these have included chairing the Transport for London Independent Disability Advisory Group, the Defra Disability Advisory Group and being a member of the Professional Conduct Committee and Independent Disciplinary Board at the BSB. She is currently a member of the Expert Consumer Panel for the Office for Rail and Road, an independent panel member at the General Optical Council and a member of the Board at Transport for London.

For several years Marie advised HS2 in relation to their equality impact assessment of the proposed route beyond Birmingham. One particular role which Marie has undertaken is assessing a range of Premier League football clubs in relation to equality and diversity and reviewing their performance against the Equality Standard for Sport. She has also undertaken a range of advisory roles for national organisations in the culture, finance and education sectors including Arts Council England, Financial Conduct Authority, Money Advice Service, FTSE 100 companies and local authorities and educational bodies.


This position is vacant.

Equality and Diversity Law


This position is vacant.

Equality and Diversity Law, and Regulatory Law

Louise Price

Louise Price is a practising barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. She specialises in employment, discrimination and education law. She also undertakes work in the related fields of public law, regulatory law and professional discipline. She has depth of experience of both advisory work and representation in the field of employment law and has been appointed as an employment judge. 

Louise has been instructed in a number of cases concerning the impact of international treaties on UK law, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. She also has experience of advising on the application of the public sector equality duty and provides training to public bodies on how to meet this duty.

Additionally, Louise has considerable experience of regulatory law and compliance work in the fields of health and social care and education. She is recognised as a leading junior in the area of Professional Disciplinary law in both Chambers & Partners UK and the Legal 500 and sits as a Chair at the General Pharmaceutical Council. Louise has been awarded a Joseph Priestly Scholarship to undertake an internship for the Centre of Capital Punishment studies, working in Malawi for CHREAA, a local NGO, in partnership with Open Society, South Africa. Prior to coming to the Bar she worked as an advisor and tribunal representative for the London Borough of Brent's Citizen's Advice Bureaux

Higher Education

Dr Janet Stockdale MBE

After studying psychology at University College London, Jan joined the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where she combined her academic career with various School-wide positions including Dean of Recruitment, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Chair of the School board of Examiners and Dean of the University of London (UoL) International Programmes at LSE.  She is currently an examiner for UoL Worldwide and one of the Royal Colleges, and is a Patient Governor of UCLH, where she also serves on the Data Trust Committee.

Jan's extensive research activity has focused on contemporary social problems and policy issues. For over 20 years, she was involved in research relating to policing, crime reduction and community safety, for the Home Office, other government departments and the police service.

In 2014, Jan was awarded an MBE for 'services to higher education'. In 2018, following her retirement from the School, Jan was made an Honorary Fellow of LSE.



Money Laundering Regulations and Financial Sanctions

Eleanor Davison

Eleanor Davison is a barrister at Fountain Court Chambers, specialising in financial crime, fraud and regulatory law.

Eleanor has expertise in all aspects of the anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regimes, corporate criminal and civil fraud and sanctions. Eleanor advocates on these issues in the High Court and the criminal courts, acting for a wide range of clients including the Home Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Bank of England, global financial institutions, the insurance sector and senior executives.

Eleanor is listed as a leading practitioner in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 in the fields of Financial Crime, Financial Crime Corporates, Financial Services, Proceeds of Crime and Business and Regulatory Crime.

Eleanor is co-editor of the Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations and a contributor to Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and the Lloyds Financial Crime Law Reports.

Quality Assurance

Dr Sally Gosling

Dr Sally Gosling has a first degree and PhD in history. She worked for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) for many years, including for 12 as an assistant director. She developed the Society’s approach to education, workforce development, CPD and regulatory issues. In 2018, she was awarded an honorary fellowship by the CSP for her leadership of physiotherapy education.

While at the CSP, Sally initiated and led the development of an outcomes-based approach to CPD across the allied health professions (AHPs). This informed how the Health & Care Professions Council defined its CPD requirements, currently applied to c.300k registrants within 15 different professions. She also chaired the education leads group across the AHP professional bodies, leading collaborative activity on education and student funding, degree apprenticeships and workforce supply and demand issues.

Sally was subsequently director of education for the College of Optometrists. In this role, she had strong input to the General Optical Council’s education strategic review. This included as a member of expert advisory groups charged with producing the regulator’s new outcomes, educational standards and quality assurance and enhancement approach. She also led the College’s approach to adapting its education provision in the context of Covid and safely upholding education progression and workforce supply.

Sally currently works as a subject matter expert for NHS England, leading the Centre for Advancing Practice’s approach to multi-professional credentials. This activity is focused on optimising workforce capability and capacity to meet high-priority population, patient care and service delivery needs. Sally also holds lay roles with other professional regulators. She is a quality assurance education inspector for Social Work England, a revalidation reviewer for the General Pharmaceutical Council and sits on the General Optical Council’s education committee. She is also a lay council member for the Institute of Osteopathy.

Regulatory Policy and Theory

Dr Andromachi Georgosouli

Dr Andromachi Georgosouli is a legal expert in financial regulation (banking, securities, insurance) and currently a Reader at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. Her research aims to be problem-solving and focuses, in roughly equal measure on financial law and the theory and policy of regulation. Through her research, Andromachi tries to understand how rules could be used more effectively for the delivery of risk-based, outcome-based and judgment-led regulation.

She is also interested in legal aspects of financial crisis prevention and management, transnational regulation and algorithmic governance. Andromachi is the author of a monograph on Adaptable Financial Regulation: Theory, Policy and Practice (OUP; forthcoming 2025), the editor of the EE Research Handbook on Consumer Protection in Financial Law and Regulation (jointly with I Benohr) (EE; forthcoming 2025), the editor of a book on Systemic Risk and the Future of Insurance Regulation (Routledge/INFORMA, 2015; jointly with M Goldby).

She has published extensively in top law journals including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the Cambridge Law Journal, the Brooklyn Journal of Commercial, Financial and Corporate Law, the Journal of Banking Regulation, the Journal of Law and Society, and the journal of Legal Studies. Furthermore, she regularly contributes to books, and, over the years, she has been involved in the preparation of independent reports and briefings in the field of her expertise. In 2016, Andromachi was the holder of a prestigious scholarship under the European Central Bank (ECB) Legal Research Programme.  She holds a PhD in financial regulation and an LLM in Banking and Financial Law both from QMUL, and an LLB from Democritus University of Thrace (Greece).

Regulatory Risk

Paul Dyer

Paul is a regulatory risk management expert who has extensive experience working with clients in the public and private sectors to develop risk based processes and capabilities, undertake cultural change and improve compliance, governance and assurance arrangements.

Paul is currently the Chief Risk Officer at Amigo Loans Ltd.

Paul was previously the Deputy Chief Risk Officer at the Financial Conduct Authority and Chief Executive of the Association Professional Compliance Consultants, the UK Trade body for compliance consultants.

Paul has two bachelor degrees from Portsmouth and Bordeaux, France and a Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership with distinction from Cass business school in London.