The OFT Audit and Risk Assurance Committee supports the Board in monitoring the corporate governance and control systems in the OFT. It is a sub-committee of the Board.
The Committee is made up of Anthony Lea, Alan Giles and Dr Philip Marsden.
Anthony Lea (Chairman of Audit Committee)
Anthony Lea has been appointed for a four-year term from 1 April 2008. He is an economics graduate who has spent most of his career within what is now the Anglo American group, latterly as Finance Director which included responsibility for legal affairs and competition law compliance. He was a non-executive director of various companies in the group including AngloGold Ashanti, De Beers and Englehard Corporation and Terra Industries. He is currently Chairman of the World Mining Trust plc and a non-Executive Director of the British Standards Group.
Alan Giles has many years' experience in retail businesses. He is currently Chairman of Fat Face Limited and a Non-executive director of Rentokil Initial plc and Wilson Bowden plc. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer HMV Group plc, Managing Director of Waterstone's Booksellers Ltd and Executive Director WH Smith Group plc.
Dr Philip Marsden is a Canadian and English lawyer who has practised in Toronto, Tokyo and London, and who has also worked as an official in the Canadian Competition Bureau. He has a particular interest in competition and consumer policy and is currently the Director and Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London, with responsibility for its Competition Law Forum.
Read more information on the Committee's terms of reference.
Back to: OFT Board