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
  • John Dovey – Assistant Director General
  • Jeremy Evans – Assistant Director General
  • Rosalind Gray – Assistant Director General
  • Hemita Sumanasuriya, Slaughter and May – Secretary*

Case Officers:

  • Dipika Shah – Senior Assistant Secretary
  • Gabrielle Bush, Deutsche Bank – Assistant Secretary*
  • Tom Grace, Simmons & Simmons – Assistant Secretary*
  • Chloe Liddle, CitiGroup – Assistant Secretary*
  • Emmett Saigal, Cleary Gottlieb – Assistant Secretary*
  • David Woodcock, Baker McKenzie – Assistant Secretary*

Market Surveillance:

  • Rosalind Gray – Head of Market Surveillance and IT
  • Craig Andrews – Deputy Head of Market Surveillance
  • Harry Hiley
  • Peter Margetts
  • Jack Sanderson
  • Alia Wahab

Exempt Groups:

  • Ian Ripley – Head of Exempt Groups
  • Sara Leighton

Policy and Revision:

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

Administration and Support Group:

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