Cecilia Parker Aranha | Director
The Competition and Markets Authority

Cecilia Parker Aranha, Director, The Competition and Markets Authority

Cecilia Parker Aranha has been a Director, Consumer Protection Enforcement, at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority since 2014.  She has led a number of high profile consumer protection enforcement projects, including the CMA’s ongoing investigations into the online hotel booking sector and online gambling.
Cecilia represents the CMA in the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network, a global network of 60 consumer protection bodies, where, among other things, she has been co-leading work on terms and conditions in the digital economy.
Cecilia has been in lawyer in a variety of UK and Scottish Government Departments for 17 years.  She has advised on a diverse range of issues from public law, human rights and devolution to social security and energy.  She has been specialising in consumer protection law since 2010 and sits on the Law Society of Scotland’s Consumer Law Committee.  Cecilia holds a degree in Law and German and an MSc by research in Social Policy both from the University of Edinburgh.

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