The day-to-day work of takeover supervision and regulation is carried out by the Panel Executive. In carrying out these functions, the Executive operates independently of the Panel. This includes, either on its own initiative or at the instigation of third parties, the conduct of investigations, the monitoring of relevant dealings in connection with the Code and the giving of rulings on the interpretation, application or effect of the Code. The Executive is available both for consultation and also the giving of rulings on the interpretation, application or effect of the Code before, during and, where appropriate, after takeovers or other relevant transactions.

The Executive is staffed by a mixture of employees and secondees from law firms, accountancy firms, corporate brokers, investments banks and other organisations. It is headed by the Director General, usually an investment banker on secondment.

In the membership lists that follow, secondees are indicated with an asterisk: *

Officers of the Panel:

  • Ian Hart, UBS – Director General*
  • James Arculus – Deputy Director General
  • Charlie Crawshay – Deputy Director General
  • Chris Jillings – Deputy Director General
  • Tony Pullinger – Deputy Director General
  • Jeremy Evans – Assistant Director General
  • John Dovey – Secretary
  • Tamara Young, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – Secretary*

Case Officers:

  • Dipika Shah – Senior Assistant Secretary
  • Mark Hutt – Assistant Secretary
  • Priya Kotecha, Linklaters – Assistant Secretary (Investigations/Enforcement)*
  • Max Mittasch, MacFarlanes- Assistant Secretary*
  • Sanhan Nasser, JP Morgan – Assistant Secretary*
  • Valentina Proverbio, RBC Capital Markets – Assistant Secretary*

Market Surveillance:

  • Rosalind Gray – Head of Market Surveillance
  • Craig Andrews – Deputy Head
  • Clive Davidson
  • Scott Fowler
  • Peter Margetts
  • Jack Sanderson

Exempt Groups:

  • Susan Powell – Head of Exempt Groups
  • Ian Ripley

Policy and Revision:

  • John Dovey – Head of Policy and Revision
  • Justine Usher

Administration and Support Group:

  • Alex Tetley – Chief Operating Officer
  • Sasha Hill – Head of Support Group
  • Theresa Scott
  • Ann Snaith
  • Ila Jamal – Accounts

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Disclosure Table

Details of offeree companies and offerors currently in an offer period. Positions and dealings in relevant securities must be disclosed under Rule 8 of the Code.

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The Takeover Code

The Takeover Code is designed to ensure that shareholders are treated fairly, are not denied an opportunity to decide on the merits of a takeover and are afforded equivalent treatment by an offeror. It provides an orderly framework within which takeovers are conducted.
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