Chris joined Fideres in 2021. Chris holds a PhD, an MA and BA in Economics from the University of East Anglia. At Fideres Chris has provided expert economic advice on class action complaints against Amazon, Facebook and Apple. He has written expert reports, developed models to quantify damages, and developed analysis of market definition and abuse of dominance (monopolisation) in digital aftermarkets and multi-sided platforms.
Before joining Fideres, Chris spent 7 years as a Competition Expert for the OECD where he led the economic thinking on antitrust in digital markets, as well the role for competition law in delivering inclusivity. He published numerous papers and led a working party of the OECD Competition Committee in developing new international standards on competitive neutrality and competitive assessment in light of the digitalisation of the economy.
Chris has advised the UK Government’s Department of Trade & Industry on the benefits of competition policy, and the UK Competition Commission (predecessor to the Competition and Markets Authority) on digital mergers, retail market investigations and competition cases. He was an advisor to the Co-operation and Competition Panel on mergers, market studies and antitrust in publicly-funded healthcare markets, and later became Director of Competition Economics at the UK Healthcare Regulator. Chris is a founding member of the Centre for Competition Policy of the University of East Anglia. He remains an associate of the Centre, a member of various advisory boards at non-profit making organisations, and peer reviews papers for the Journal of Competition Law and Economics & the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement.
May 2021 – to date
Fideres Partners LLP, Managing Director
Sep 2015 – May 2021
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Competition Expert in the Directorate for Financial Affairs
Jun 2013 – Sep 2015
UK Healthcare Regulator (Monitor, now NHS Improvement), Economics Director of the Cooperation and Competition Directorate
Nov 2012 – Jun 2013
UK Healthcare Regulator (Monitor, now NHS Improvement), Senior Economic Advisor
Feb 2009 – Nov 2012
Cooperation and Competition Panel (Advisory body to the UK Department of Health), Economic Advisor
May 2006 – Feb 2009
UK Competition Commission (now the Competition and Markets Authority), Assistant Economist
2002 – 2006, University of East Anglia, PhD Economics of Industrial Organisation
2001 – 2002, University of East Anglia, MA Economics of Industrial Organisation
1998 – 2001, University of East Anglia, BA Economics