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Margaret Bloom

Organization Profile Positions: Visiting Professor, King's College London Senior Consultant, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer London, England Experience & Areas of Interest: Margaret Bloom is a Visiting Professor at King’s and a Senior Consultant at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She was Director of Competition Enforcement at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for six years until summer 2003, responsible for the successful implementation of the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002. Margaret is a Trustee and Deputy Chair of the Money Advice Trust, which is a charity concerned with provision of free debt advice, and an Independent Member of the LINK Standing Committee on Consumer Issues relating to the LINK ATM Network. Prior to joining the OFT Margaret worked in the Cabinet Office and the Department of Trade and Industry on privatisation, competition policy and public sector finance. She worked in the private sector as an economist before joining the Civil Service. Margaret was a Vice Chair of the OECD Competition Committee for six years to summer 2003. In May 2003, she was presented with a US Department of Justice plaque for “Outstanding Contributions to Effective International Antitrust Cooperation and the Fight Against International Cartels.” In June 2003 she was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her work at the OFT. Education: Economics, University of Cambridge

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