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I became Chairman of the Competition & Markets Authority in June 2018. As MP for Chichester (1997 - 2017), I served as Chairman of the Commons Treasury Select Committee (2010 – 2017), Chairman of the Liaison Committee (2015 - 2017), and Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on banking standards (2012 - 2013) whose recommendations for the reform in governance of major financial institutions were subsequently entrenched in legislation.
Trinity changed my life a good deal. I am from Essex – my father was a furniture retailer. Taking a degree was breaking new ground. As important as anything I learnt was the relaxed and very friendly atmosphere; I benefitted a lot from that.