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Cecilia Parker-Aranha

Project Director - Competition and Markets Authority

Cecilia Parker Aranha has been a Director of Consumer Protection at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority since 2014.  She has led a range of enforcement cases, including investigations into online hotel booking and breaches of consumer protection law during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Cecilia Parker Aranha Cecilia led the development of the CMA’s “Green Claims Code” and is the Project Director for the CMA’s investigation into misleading environmental claims.  She represents the CMA in the International Consumer Protection and Enforcement Network, a global network of 60 consumer protection bodies, where she is currently co-leading work on greenwashing.  She also contributed to the CMA’s advice to Government on the relationship between the consumer protection law framework and environmental sustainability

Cecilia joined the CMA from Ofgem, where she was a Principal Legal Advisor on consumer protection and enforcement issues. She joined the civil service in 2001 and has worked for the Scottish Government, the Office of the Advocate General for Scotland, and the Department for Work and Pensions.