Mary helps clients anticipate and respond to regulatory developments and navigate complex regulatory challenges, engaging strategically and constructively to secure good outcomes. She works across a range of sectors but has particular expertise in energy, financial services and competition policy.
Mary was previously Executive Director for Consumers and Markets at the energy regulator Ofgem, leading Ofgem’s work on retail markets, innovation, vulnerable consumers and enforcement. Before that she was the Director of Competition and Chief Economist at the Financial Conduct Authority where she led work on meeting the FCA’s statutory objective to promote competition in the interest of consumers.
Before the FCA, Mary was senior director at the Office of Fair Trading, overseeing markets and enforcement casework. Mary has also worked on regulatory and competition issues at the economic consultancy NERA, and the New Zealand Commerce Commission, and the Bank of England.
We interviewed Mary Starks after her first month at Flint to find out more about her previous regulatory experience and what she sees as the main regulatory challenges in 2021. Mary joined Flint from Ofgem, where she was Executive Director for Consumers and Markets, leading the regulators’ work on retail markets, innovation, vulnerable consumers […]
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