The CCP advisory panel

Guy Beringer QC

Guy Beringer QC

Guy Beringer was a partner at Allen & Overy LLP from 1985 to 2008, and was Senior Partner from 2000 to 2008. During his time at Allen & Overy, he advised a wide range of corporate and institutional clients on mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and joint ventures. He has broad experience of working with government agencies and is a non-executive board member of HM Courts Service and a Governor of the College of Law of England and Wales. He also holds board positions in the private sector. Mr Beringer was appointed Queen's Counsel honoris causa in 2006 for contributions to pro bono and legal services.

Register of interests:

  • Non-executive Board Member, Her Majesty's Courts Service
  • Non-executive Director, Fleming Family & Partners Limited
  • Non-executive Director, London Irish Holdings Limited
  • Non-executive Director of Catlin Group Limited
  • Chairman of the Export Credits Guarantee Department
  • Governor, College of Law
  • Corporate advisory Board Member, Royal Academy of Arts
  • Fellow Commoner, St Catharine's College, Cambridge
  • Adjunct Professor, Imperial College Business School
  • Former Senior Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
  • Patron. White Lodge Centre
  • Member of Spencer Stuart advisory Board
  • Chairman of Amadeus Holdco Sarl

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Laura Carstensen

Laura Carstensen

Laura Carstensen is a senior lawyer with more than 20 years' experience of EU and UK competition law, including as a partner in the City law firm Slaughter and May (1994-2004). She is owner and director of two online businesses, a Member and former Deputy Chairman of the Competition Commission, a NED at The Countess of Chester FT NHS Hospital, Governor of London metropolitan University and a Trustee of National Museums Liverpool. She was also a self-employed consultant on strategy and business development to the anti-trust group of the law firm Linklaters (2008-2010).

Register of interests:

  • Owner/Director, Blue Banyan Ltd and Hortica
  • Non-executive Director, Countess of Chester FT NHS Hospital
  • Member, Competition Commission
  • Governor, London Metropolitan University
  • Trustee, National Museums Liverpool
  • Previously: Partner, Slaughter and May (until 2004)
  • Previously: Self-employed consultant on strategy & business development to the anti-trust group of the law firm Linklaters (until 2010)
  • Previously: Non-executive Board member, Office of
    the Parliamentary Counsel (until 2011)

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Janet Husband

Janet Husband

Professor Dame Janet Husband is Emeritus Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the Institute of Cancer Research, University of London and held the post of consultant Radiologist at Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust until September 2007.

Dame Janet was Medical Director of the Royal Marsden Hospital from 2003-2006, President of the Royal College of Radiologists from 2004-2007, and Vice-Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges from 2005-2007. She was elected President of the British Institute of Radiology (2003-2004) and served as a member of council of the General Medical Council from 2005-2008.

During 30 years of service at The Royal Marsden, Dame Janet led pioneering clinical research in cancer imaging. She has published over 300 scientific papers, reviews, chapters and books, and has lectured extensively throughout the world.

Dame Janet is currently a Specially Appointed Commissioner to the Royal Hospital Chelsea and a member of the Caring Services Committee of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

In 2002 she received an OBE for her contribution to cancer imaging and in 2007 was appointed Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to medicine.

Register of interests:

  • Emeritus Professor of Radiology, Institute of Cancer Research, University of London (Honorary Appointment)
  • Specially Appointed Commissioner by Her Majesty the Queen to the Royal Hospital Chelsea 2007-10 (voluntary appointment - approx. 0.5-1 days/month).
  • Trustee and Founder of the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS) 2000-2010 (Voluntary appointment - approx. 5 days/annum)
  • Member of the Health Honours Committee 2009-2012 (voluntary appointment - approx 2 days/annum)
  • Chair Educational advisory Board Medical Protection Society 2009 -2011 (5 days per annum)
  • Chair National Cancer Research Institute - to take up appointment from March 2011

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Peter C. Smith

Peter C. Smith

Peter C. Smith is Professor of Health Policy in the Imperial College Business School and Institute for Global Health. His research areas include public finance, regulation and productivity analysis, both in the health care and in the broader public sectors, and he has a particular interest in the link between research and policy. He has published widely on these topics, and was founding editor-in-chief of the journal Health Care Management Science. Peter has also advised many national governments and international agencies, including WHO, IMF, the World Bank, and the OECD. He has also sat on numerous UK Government advisory committees and is currently a commissioner at the Audit Commission.

Register of interests:

  • Professor of Health Policy, Imperial College Business School and Institute for Global Health
  • Consultant to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, World Health Organization, World Bank, and Department of Health.
  • Visiting Professor of Operational Research, London School of Economics
  • Honorary Professor of Health Economics, Monash University
  • Senior Research Associate, WHO European Health Observatory
  • Senior Associate, Nuffield Trust
  • Member, 'Health England', advisory Group to Minister for Public Health
  • Member, Royal College of Physicians Working Party on the Future Doctor and Patient
  • Member, Scientific Oversight Group, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
  • Member, Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Working Party on Personalised Healthcare
  • Member, World Health Organization Expert advisory Panel on Health Promotion
  • Member, World Economic Forum advisory Group, Health Data Project

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John Swift QC

John Swift QC

John Swift was called to the Bar in November 1965 and took silk in 1981. From 1993-98 he was the first Rail Regulator, and resumed full time practice as a member of Monckton Chambers in 1999, where he was Head of Chambers until July 2001. John Swift's practice largely deals with competition law and utilities regulation. He was also involved in the privatisation and liberalisation programmes of the UK utilities, in particular in telecommunications and energy. Over the last nine years he has been extensively engaged in competition law issues, merger cases and market investigations.

Register of interests:

  • Queens Counsel, practising member of the Bar of England and Wales.
  • Formerly Rail Regulator 1993-1998
  • Kidmore End Parish Council, South Oxfordshire ( Councillor from 2008)

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John Wotton

John Wotton

John Wotton is a former partner and UK head of the competition practice at Allen & Overy LLP, and is now a consultant to the practice. He has advised clients on many major cases before the UK competition authorities and the European Commission, and has been closely involved in the media sector, with a focus on regulation and judicial review, as well as having significant experience in the water, oil, gas and rail industries. Mr Wotton is currently President of the Law Society, a member of the advisory board of the Competition Law Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and a council member of Fauna & Flora International, (a long-established biodiversity NGO). He was Chair of the Law Society's EU Committee 2008-10.

Register of interests:

  • President of the Law Society of England & Wales
  • Consultant, Allen & Overy LLP
  • Former Chair of EU Committee, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Governor, Latymer Foundation at Hammersmith
  • Council Member, Fauna & Flora International

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Key documents

Code of Practice for Panel members [45 KB]
Department of Health NHS Monitor