Public Services > Central Government

Competition and Markets Authority seeks a chief data and digital insights officer

Matteo Natalucci Published 06 December 2017

£130k role will be responsible for the development of new approaches to data collection and analysis


The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is looking for a chief data and digital insights officer to lead the development of the CMA’s data strategy.

CMA is an independent non-ministerial department which is responsible for promoting effective competition in markets across the UK economy.

The role will act as an ambassador for data driven approaches to the entire work of the CMA and contribute to the organisation’s wider strategy and approaches to cases and projects.

The new post will be responsible for carrying out CMA’s work through the definition and delivery of an effective data and digital insight strategy as well as influencing CMA’s culture with respect to the collection, analysis and sharing of data.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a proven track record and extensive experience of leading on the definition and execution of successful data strategies in large-scale, complex, big data environments as well as experience of driving innovation and changing and improving outcomes through the application and exploitation of data.

Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive for the CMA, said, “We are at a critical juncture for the CMA. We face significant challenges, such as the UK’s exit from the EU, to how we enforce competition and consumer policy for the benefit of consumers, businesses and the UK economy”.

Coscelli said, “Improving our understanding of online data and of how to analyse it is one of these challenges. The growth in the collection and use of data by firms creates new competition policy concerns, as well as opportunities, and we need to be at the forefront of responding to them”.

“As the first of its kind in Europe, the role of Chief Data and Digital Insights Officer is high profile, challenging and demanding. The successful candidate will need to operate and command respect at a senior level within and beyond the CMA”, Coscelli added.

The salary varies from £125k - £130k depending on skills and experience.

Applications close on January 14, with interviews scheduled for week commencing on February 12 2018.

We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.