Until August 2015, Carl was responsible for UK competition policy and sponsoring the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Competition Appeal Tribunal. He led the complex project in BIS to launch the CMA in April 2014. Carl also chaired the Consumer Protection Partnership, working with the various consumer organisations that he sponsored (e.g. the Citizens Advice Services and National Trading Standards Board), to improve cross-working on consumer enforcement.
Carl’s previous roles working in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have included advising Ministers on employment law policy for vulnerable workers. From 2010 to 2012, he worked in the Labour Market Directorate, where he led the UK Government’s review of employment law. He was also responsible for dispute resolution policy and industrial relations law.
During his career, Carl has worked closely with Government Ministers on a range of policy issues, including overseeing the passage of the Communications Act and Enterprise Act through Parliament. He also has experience of operational delivery through running a corporate services team within the Department of Trade and Industry and leading the UK’s Employment Agency Standards inspectorate.